52 pharmaceutical units sealed in Punjab

As many as 1,244 pharmaceutical units were inspected in the last week


​ Our Correspondent December 16, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The Punjab government has sealed at least 52 pharmaceutical units during a crackdown against spurious drugs.

As many as 1,244 pharmaceutical units were inspected in the last week and licenses of five medical stores have been cancelled.

Primary and secondary healthcare secretary said 72 cases have been referred to the District Quality Board, 12 cases have been sent to the Provincial Quality Control Board, and proceedings are underway against poor drug control. More than three million units of illegal drugs were brought and destroyed at the Lahore Waste Management Company’s site.

The secretary said, “Expired drugs were recovered from a warehouse of a well-known company and 41 pharmacies were fined Rs9million for violating the rules.” Licenses of Sikander Pharmacy and Sindh Store Sargodha, Ali Medical Store Lodhran have been cancelled, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2019.

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