ISM Mess: Vigilance sleuths lift samples of ‘spurious’ drugs, seals records

Vigilance Organization conducted a Joint Surprise Check (JSC) in Jammu, Samba and Kathua, pursuant to inputs that Department of Indian System Medicines, has procured spurious and sub-standard Ayurvedic Unani drugs and medicines from different companies with ulterior motives and against huge monetary considerations, according to CNS report.
ISM Mess: Vigilance sleuths lift samples of ‘spurious’ drugs, seals records
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Vigilance Organization conducted a Joint Surprise Check (JSC) in Jammu, Samba and Kathua, pursuant to inputs that Department of Indian System Medicines, has procured spurious and sub-standard Ayurvedic Unani drugs and medicines from different companies with ulterior motives and against huge monetary considerations, according to CNS report.

Most of the drugs, especially Prostratefort, natural herbal supplementand KaishoreGuggulu are said to be fully fungal infested and are not fit for the human consumption. The drugs/medicines have recently been procured and supplied further to various Dispensaries and Units hurriedly across the Jammu Province for its immediate utilization. According to Vigilance Organization DG ISM and the members of Approval Committee are actively involved in procuring of the spurious/sub-standard drugs and medicines.

Three different teams of Vigilance Organization, each headed by a DySP were deputed to each District for conducting joint surprise check and for lifting the samples for expert analysis. During Joint Surprise Check besides lifting of the samples of medicines the relevant record was obtained in the presence of concerned officials of the said Department and Drug Inspector of Drugs and Food Control Organization J&K as well.

The team headed by DySP Zulfqar Shaheen has lifted samples and record from Ayurvedic Dispensary of Parli Wand, Kathua Town, Ayush Unit of Kathua District and Ayurvedic Dispansary Hamirpur, Hiranagar, District Kathua and District Medical Officer Kathua. Similarly according to Vigilance Organization the team headed by DySP V.K. Bhat did the similar in Ayurvedic Dispensaries of Riyan, Nud , and District Hospital, Samba.

The team headed by DySP H.L. Pandita has lifted samples and record from Ayurvedic Dispensaries Bajalta, Surinsar, Aitham. Further, Central Store, Indira Chowk, Jammu, was found locked despite prior intimation. The store has now been sealed through the Magistrate Ist Class for ascertaining the facts on re-opening of the same  by the Investigating agency. CNS

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