The doctor was also cheated of over Rs 90 lakh by a Kyrgyzstan-based company after placing a similar online order in May
On Monday, the nurses took out a protest inside the hospital premises due to the firing of 84 colleagues without warning.
The Maharashtra government had told the court at the time that it had already written to the Centre seeking that a ceiling price be fixed for N95 masks.
For healthcare workers, N95 respirator masks have turned out to be an invaluable line of defence against the coronavirus.
Police said they received credible information that low-quality masks were branded as N95 masks and distributed from a godown in HRBR Layout in Kalyan Nagar.
While each microbiologist (medico) will be paid Rs 5,000 per day, microbiologists (non-medico) will be paid Rs 2,500 a day.
Legal Metrology Department central division launched the inspections to prevent sale of masks and sanitisers at high prices since Monday onward.
l With a COVID-19 case being reported from the district, Kochiites are taking all precautions l Masks and sanitisers are flying off the shelves
The shortage of hand sanitizer, masks and cleaning supplies and disinfectants, such as Dettol, continues in several parts of the country due to panic buying and hoarding for profiteering.
Druggists sought to allay fears saying steps have been initiated to source masks if things turn into a panic-like situation.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus, China is running out of masks and turning to Indian suppliers to replenish stock
A kit of mask having two pieces of N95, one of the good quality masks for tackling smog, will be given to students.