Drug Inspector, officials to start inspection of medical stores soon

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Aug 2017 11:46:36

Staff Reporter,

Drug Inspector along with high officials would start inspection of medical stores in district soon. The inspection would start under the direction of Chief Medical and Health Officer as per order of Public Health and Family Planning Department, Bhopal. Public Health and Family Planning Department has order District Health Services to check the disposal of expired and unused Medicine are being done as per schedule norms of drug department after repeated complaints were made.

Team comprising of drug inspector and other competitive authority district administration would first take the stock of complaint, in case any person or individual found indulge in violation, then warning notice would be issued. In case same person or Medical Stores would found indulge in violation for the second time, then FIR would be logged against them.

Retired Drug Inspector on condition of anonymity said that large number of unused medicine are thrown or burnt in open place near residential areas could be harmful to animals and people living around, as there is more chances that a person would get affected with respiratory problem and other disease after inhalation of harmful gases. In absence of proper vigil, negligence some medicine stores threw unsold and expired medicine in open without following guidelines would become environmental issue.

Drug inspectors are empowered with to cancel or suspend the trade license of particular shop not following the essential guidelines like shifting the expired goods from their shop to wholesaler or company within 15 days from the date of expiry and would be destroyed as per guidelines of a state pollution control board and in accordance with the biomedical waste rules within 20 days of the date of expiry of particular medicine.

Drug Inspector, Dongre said that criminal proceeding in various section would be initiate against the person, organization that are repeatedly found violating set norms of drug department for disposal of unused medicine despite warning letters issued to them.