LC Chairman announces House Committee to probe spurious drugs

After ruling Bharatiya Janata Party raked up the prescription of “spurious drug” in government owned hospitals, the chairman of Legislative Council ordered constitution of House committee to probe the matter.

After ruling Bharatiya Janata Party raked up the prescription of "spurious drug" in government owned hospitals, the chairman of Legislative Council ordered constitution of House committee to probe the matter.

Chairman of the Upper House, Haji Inayat Ali said that the House Committee would be set up to probe the use of 'spurious drugs' in government hospitals in the state.

" I am ordering constitution of House committee to probe the allegations and report of CAG so that the people are not given substandard drugs," chairman said.

He was responding to the demands of the ruling-BJP legislator Ramesh Arora who raised the issue of spurious drugs for the consecutive second day in the upper House.

Arora while demanding constitution of House Committee to probe the CAG report which has pointed out to the supply of spurious drugs in the government hospital.

"This report has been carried by CAG which revealed that spurious drugs are being given to the patients in government hospitals. If such practice does not stop patients will die for want of standard medicine," said Arora.

According to Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report, around 50.95 lakh sub-standard tablets/capsules/injections, worth Rs 82.74 lakh, were found to be used in the health institutions.

"Data collected from the state Drug and Food Controller Organization, Srinagar as well as Jammu showed that organization had lifted 1833 samples from health institutions during 2010-15 out of which 43 samples were declared as 'Not of Standard Quality," reads the CAG report.

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