Punjab Government action against Spurious drugs across the province

Punjab Government action against Spurious drugs across the province

LAHORE (APP): Chairman Chief Minister's Task Force on Spurious Drugs and Parliamentary Secretary Health Punjab Kh. Imran Nazir said on Sunday that concrete steps were being taken to eradicate stigma of spurious and sub-standard drugs from Punjab and to ensure provision of quality medicines to the people.

He vowed that crackdown against the culprits involved in the illegal business would continue without discrimination.

Giving details of six months performance to media here, he said that CM Task Force and Health Department's Drug Inspectors sent 54753 samples to drug testing laboratories of the province out of which 437 were declared sub-standard, while 29 were found spurious. He said that drug inspectors sealed 1768 medical stores and FIRs were lodged against 158 culprits.

Kh. Imran Nazir further said 172 cases were sent to the Provincial Quality Control Board and 3397 cases were sent to the districts quality control boards. He disclosed that action has also been taken against 65 people on account of illegal advertisements.

Moreover, 1813 cases had also been sent to the Drug Courts, which decided 1494 cases, he maintained. During last six months, he said, Rs 38,867,000 fine was imposed and imprisonment was awarded to the culprits involved in this heinous crime.

Kh. Imran Nazir said that strict punishments have been proposed in the amended draft of Drug Act and enemies of human life would be dealt with iron hands.

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