Drug stores sealed, medicines seized in capital

Those found violating the Drug Sale Act of 1976, were sealed


Our Correspondent March 06, 2019
Those found violating the Drug Sale Act of 1976, were sealed. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: A federal drug inspector on Tuesday raided several chemists, pharmacies and clinics in the federal capital and seized illegal medicines being sold there.

The stores involved in the illicit business were sealed while their owners were booked.

The federal drug inspector, on the directives of Drug Quality and Control Board Secretary Sardar Shabbir, raided pharmacies and clinics in Sangjani, Mera Jaffar and Sarai Kharbuza of the city.

Those found violating the Drug Sale Act of 1976, were sealed.

Shabbir said the campaign against illegal and spurious medicines will continue and warned that nobody will be allowed to sell medicines who do not have the requisite certificates.

He also declared no leniency or concession will be given to quacks involved in looting the public.

The sealed stores include Raja Medics, Bisma Pharmacy, New Husain Veterinary Medical Store, and Hassan Medical Store in Sangjani.

Moreover, drug samples were obtained by raiding teams which have been sent to a laboratory for testing the authenticity of the medicine.

Further, Owais Dental Clinic in Saray Kharbuza, which was allegedly run by a quack, was sealed for illegal practices.

The clinic was being run without the requisite certificate and a registered dentist while unsterilised equipment was being used during dental procedures which were a source of Hepatitis-C.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2019.

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