DAK Issues New List Of Fake Drugs Being Supplied to Valley Hospitals

SRINAGAR: The Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) has accused the Government of Jammu and Kashmir of supplying substandard drugs to the valley hospitals, risking the lives of thousands across the state.

Addressing the press conference here, DAK Chairman Dr Nisaar-ul-Hassan Thursday said they have found another 24 medicines of substandard quality that are being supplied to the Valley hospitals thus putting lives of thousands to risk.

The drugs include: Cetriaxone injection batch number 6421, Cetriaxone injection batch number CFIJ13003, Ceftriaxone injection batch number CFIJ13002, Amoxycillin and Potassium Clavulanate injection, Hydrocort 100, Dynacil 500, Pantroprazole Sodium, Vidin (Povidone-Iodine ointment USP), Vidin (Povidone Iodine), Vidin ointment.

The DAK has further alleged that apart from supplying the fake medicines to valley hospitals, it has been observed that the even veterinary hospitals have not been spared. 

Launching a tirade against Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, DAK President termed the attitude of government in handling the fake drug scam unfortunate. “Chief Minister Omar Abdullah gave a clean chit to Sharma in fake drug scam. Police exonerated him. We talked to Sharma’s party chief and next day he shared dice with him,” Hassan said. 

“The drug scandal here is being covered up and the politicians from Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir are busy in hushing up the murky deal,” said the DAK president adding that despite clear evidences no action is being taken against the culprits in the state.

“We will never allow such actions to take place and that Sham Lal Sharma should resign at the earliest.”

The DAK further alleged that the authorities have purchased one of the machines in the Dental college worth Rs 45 lakh against the actual cost of the machine which is Rs 19 lakh.

Supporting the ongoing protest programme of the government employees, DAK has asked the state employees to prefer the ongoing freedom movement over their self interest. “The slogans for freedom should be raised first, everything comes second.”

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