Cases of 9 medical stores to be sent to Drug Court

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Faisalabad—District Quality Control Board (DQCB) decided to prosecute the cases against nine medical stores in the Drug Court and cancellation of their drug licenses involved in selling unregistered, unwarranted and without sale purchase record of different medicines.
This decision was taken during the meeting of District Quality Control Board held here Saturday with DCO Salman Ghani in the chair.
The board also decided to get the FIRs lodged against three medical stores involved in selling medicines stolen from government hospitals and other heinous violations of the Drug Act.
The board pursued 19 cases against different medical stores checked by drug inspectors during last month and found various violations about the storage of medicines and running stores without qualified persons.
During trial, owners of four medical stores were given warning and directed to follow Drug Act Rules in letter and spirits while two cases were adjourned for producing relevant record and directions were given to de-seal a medical store for producing record of sale and purchase of medicines.
The DCO directed the drug inspectors for getting the FIR lodged immediately against the medical stores involved in selling medicines stolen from government hospitals and drug licenses of such medical stores should also be cancelled.
He directed that the medical stores running without qualified person should immediately be sealed. Stern legal action should also be taken against spurious and substandard medicines, the DCO said and directed that each and every medical store in the district should be under the eyes of the drug inspectors and no violation should be tolerated in this regard.
The DCO took serious notice over the pendency of renewal of drug license applications and directed that the cases of renewal of drug licenses should be disposed of within stipulated time.
The DCO said that no medical store would be allowed to play havoc with health of the people and drug inspectors should perform their duties with full zeal and passion to curb the menace of producing and selling spurious drugs.
He directed that medical stores should be bound to follow the Drug Act. Otherwise, violators would not be allowed to run this business, he added.—APP