Authorities on Monday seized a large quantity of medicines meant for hospital supply in a private shop in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
An official told GNS that following information about the sale of hospital supply medicines in a medical shop at Chitteybandy area of Bandipora district, Drug Inspector along with a team of officials on Monday raided medical shop of One Zahoor Ahmad Malla Son of Mohd. Ramzan Malla of Chitteybandy and seized huge quantity of medicines included Glanstill Injection of SKIMS Supply, NS Gulcose- JKMSCL Supply, Triglon Injection-SKIMS Supply, Ceftriaxone Injection-JKMSCL Supply, Infusion set-SKIMS Supply, Cetrizine Tablets-JKMSCL Supply, Compound sodium lactat Injection-JKMSCL supply, Rolled Bandage-Hospital Supply, Dextrose-JKMSCL supply, Axapara Injection- SKIMS, Medroxy progesto injection-Free supply under Antara Programme of government of India.
The seized medicine, which according to the officials is worth lakhs of rupees, is the hospital supply and was meant to be distributed among poor patients.
“We seized the huge quantity of medicines at Chittey Bandy area,” said Bilal Ahmad Rather, Drug inspector Bandipora.
“Among the medicine include a huge quantity of antibiotics, contraceptive injections and other medicines meant for free supply”.
The team on spot sealed the medical shop. An inquiry has been initiated to ascertain why the medicine was kept in the shop. Most of the poor patients who cannot buy medicine from the market have often complained that the hospital authorities are not providing medicine to needy patients.