DC Faisalabad reviews performance of drug inspectors


Ashfaq Mughal


Faisalabad: 25 Sept – The meeting of District Quality Control Board was held with Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali in the chair. The medical store inspection reports of Drug Inspectors were reviewed in the meeting. The total 28 cases against medical stores found involved in different violations of Drug Act were examined during the meeting and hearing of pleas of medical store owners were made in this regard.

After hearing, the meeting decided to refer the cases against 11 medical stores to the Drug Court for prosecution. Moreover owners of two medical stores were given warning on presenting solid pleas and proof  and 14 cases were adjourned till next meeting due to not appearing of medical stores owners and one extension was granted.

The Deputy Commissioner also reviewed the performance of the Drug Inspectors and directed them for accelerating the drive against sale and manufacturing of  spurious drugs. He said that stern action should be taken against the quacks who were playing with the health of patients. He urged upon sealing the medical stores immediately involved in sale of  spurious and intoxicating medicines.

The Deputy Commissioner gave clear and loud message to the functionaries of health departments that any kind of corruption would not be tolerated. He strictly warned that no complaint of sale of spurious drugs should be reported in the district and drive against drug mafia should be made result oriented. Among others, the meeting was also attended  by ADCG Mudassar Nawaz, DHO Dr.Adnan,Dr Cap Siddique,Ghulam Sabir, Secretary DQCB Sehrish Murtaza and Drug Inspectors.