Crackdown against spurious medicines, quacks intensified

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Bahawalpur—Commissioner Bahawalpur Division Saqib Zafar has directed the concerned officials to further intensify the ongoing crackdown against the manufacturers of spurious medicines and quacks to protect the lives of the citizens in Bahawalpur Division. He issued these directions while presiding over a videolink conference of divisional task force for health at his conference room.
The meeting was attended by Executive District Officers of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan, Secretary District quality control board, Drug Inspectors, officers of health department and other officers and officials of the concerned departments.
“Drug inspectors in three districts of the Bahawalpur Division should sharpen their vigil to wipe out the menace of quackery and the heinous practice of manufacturing spurious medicines by preparing solid cases against the persons involved in these practices to extend swear punitive action against the violators of drug control act”, he said. He also directed to initiate strict disciplinary action against drug controller Muhammad Zain for his slackness in performing his official duties.
The meeting was briefed that drug inspectors conducted as many as 2432 raids at various medical stores and imposed a fine to the tune of Rs. 4.1 million against the violators of the drug control act.—APP