Even after complaint, Drug Department fails to collect samples
Srinagar, March 27: A family from old Srinagar city Monday alleged that Drug Department failed to collect the samples of a ‘spurious’ drug from a medical shop, even though it had brought the issue into the notice of a Drug Officer.
Shameem Ahmed Kuchay, a local from Nowpora area of Srinagar city told CNS that his four year old child Muhammad Faik developed mild fever and for checkup he visited ‘Shafat Medicate’ situated at Nowpora where Dr Abdul Raheem Kirra prescribed a medicine ‘Prophen-P’ which he purchased from the same shop.
“The condition of my child deteriorated after taking the prescribed medicine. I shifted my child to nearby hospital while at the same time requested the concerned Drug Inspector to lift the sample of the medicine in question with batch number 2701. The irony is that even after the expiry of two weeks, the sample has not been lifted,” Kuchay said.
“We had gone to Forensic Laboratory to find out the outcome of the lab test, but the officials there informed us that they haven’t received any samples of ‘Prophen-P’ drug,” the parents said.
Drug Inspector confirmed that he was approached by the family. He said that samples of the drug with the same batch will be collected shortly. The owner of the medical shop also confirmed that father of the child purchased the drug in question from him.
Deputy Drug Controller Dr Irfana said that she will get the drug tested and action will be initiated if it is found sub-standard or spurious. (CNS)