Medicines flood Budgam rivulet

GKNN/CNS

Srinagar, Apr 24: At a time when spurious drug scam has rocked Kashmir, thousands of bottles of various syrups, tablet strips and other medicinal items were seen flowing in a rivulet in Budgam.
According to reports, people were surprised to see the huge quantities of medicines flowing in the rivulet. “I myself watched that scene and was surprised. No one knows who has thrown these drugs in such a large quantity in this rivulet. Tons of medicines were seen floating in the rivulet,” Shabir Ahmed an eyewitness told local news agency CNS.
Chief Medical Officer, Budgam, Dr Gurjit Singh said that there is no medicine lying in their stores as they have already supplied it to the blocks. “This medicine might have got expired and chemists would have thrown it to save themselves from the Drug Department,” he said.
Meanwhile, according to locals, large quantities of medicines were seen flowing in similar circumstances in the flood-spill channel along the Bulbul Bagh bund in Barzulla area of Srinagar.
According to locals, hundreds of bottles of various syrups and other medicines are scattered along the banks of the flood channel from Barzulla bridge to Tengpora bridge.
The locals have expressed surprise over such huge quantities of medicines lying in the area.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST




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