Quetta: Medical shops sealed for promoting counterfeit medicines

Round two dozen medical shops had been sealed in Balochistan’s capital Quetta for promoting counterfeit and pretend medicines on Saturday. The officers of district administration and Drug High quality Management Board carried out raids in varied components of Quetta and sealed the medical shops which had been promoting counterfeit and pretend medicines.
“We discovered faux medicines in 22 out of the 23 medical shops raided on Saturday”, Deputy Commissioner Quetta Abdul Wahid Kakar advised media.
Drug High quality Management Board Secretary Dr Imdadullah mentioned that an alarming 80 per cent of the medicines being offered in Quetta and different components of Balochistan had been discovered to be counterfeit. “We have now despatched 109 circumstances of faux medicines to drug court docket”, he mentioned.
The district administration additionally arrested two quacks working in Ghousabad space of Quetta. Their clinics had been sealed after faux medicines had been recovered from their possession, the deputy commissioner knowledgeable.
A crack-down was launched towards these components promoting counterfeit and pretend medication in Quetta and different components of Balochistan after media reported about promoting of faux medicines earlier this week.
The chief secretary of Balochistan had taken discover of the difficulty and directed the secretary well being, commissioner Quetta division and deputy commissioner to take motion towards the weather taking part in with lives of the individuals.
Sale of faux and substandard medicines is at peak in rural areas of Balochistan since there is no such thing as a examine and steadiness, Dr Imdadullah mentioned.
Aside from Quetta, faux and counterfeit medicines are being smuggled to risky Southern Afghanistan as nicely.

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