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Raids on Spurious Drugists

Bhubaneswar: To crackdown illegal sale of spurious medicines, the State Government has intensified raids against the store and selling of such medicines in the State.

Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit has directed all field officers and enforcement squads to stay vigilant about the medicines coming from outside the State, and intensify the raids on all suspicious points, persons, stockist and shops.  

The officers were also asked to take stringent action against those found guilty. 

Checking is being made for each and every strip in the stores, and the strips found suspicious are being recalled. 

Extensive raids are being conducted on a regular basis and such actions will continue, said a senior official of the Health Department. 

In the meanwhile, suspicious medicines were seized from 6 places in Cuttack, one place in Kendrapara, 2 places in Jharsuguda, and one place each in Sundargarh, Bargarh and Sambalpur districts.

Legal cases were instituted after seizure of the medicines from these places, the official said.

Sources said that suspicious medicines were seized from V.R. Agency, Puja Enterprises, Kyal agency, Mahabir Prasad Radheshyam, Shree Distributor and Sri M.H in Cuttack district; Shyam Medical and Amit Agency in Sundargarh; Ashok medical hall in Bargarh; Durga Agency in Sambalpur; and Sai Traders in Kendrapara.

Intelligentsia and people in general opined that such enforcement should be done on a daily basis.