Bandipora chemists ‘flooded’ with spurious drugs
Bandipora, Apr 4: Amidst allegations of nexus between doctors and medical agencies, the chemist shops here in this North Kashmir district are “flooded” with spurious medicines, posing grave threat to the lives of people.
The District Drug Inspector, while admitting the alleged nexus asserted that drive would be soon launched against those selling such drugs.
People here have been complaining that some unscrupulous traders were supplying spurious and sub-standard drugs to the pharmacists in several parts. “Even the doctors in government-run-hospital are prescribing substandard drugs in return of attractive gifts,” the locals complained.
“The spurious drug trade is flourishing due to the callousness of the health officials, who are not carrying out regular checks on the drug stores,” said Saleem Ahmed, adding “With doctors prescribing sub-standard drugs, the medicines with efficacy are vanishing from the market “.
“Doctors in private clinics also receive gifts for prescribing such drugs,” Showkat Ahmed Sofi, adding that apprehensive about the quality of drugs, the attendants of patients purchase medicine from City.
When contacted, drug inspector Bandipora, Ishtiyaq Hussain Baba told Greater Kashmir, “The department is looking into the complaints and will probe them thoroughly”.
He assured that the trade of spurious drugs would be checked and a drive would be launched against the erring medical shops and pharmaceutical agencies.
Admitting alleged nexus between doctors and medical agencies, Baba said he had apprised the higher authorities about the issue. “I have intimated them about the issue and hope to receive intimation in this regard soon,” Baba added.
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