PDP questions Govt.’s stoic silence over wide use of spurious drugs in Kashmir 

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By FK WEB DESK on 24/04/2019.

PDP questions Govt.’s stoic silence over wide use of spurious drugs in Kashmir 

‘99 percent of the prescriptions are violating the  government directive, whistle blowers being hounded’


Srinagar, Apr 24 :  Terming the unprecedented use of spurious drugs in Kashmir a worrisome trend, PDP leader and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said the government deliberately is putting the issue under the carpet while playing with precious lives.

In a statement issued to Fast Kashmir here, Alam said  there are mounting complaints coming from across the Valley that spurious drugs are being administered to the patients while as the orders to prescribe generic drugs have gone for a toss.  He said that there  are already orders issued in this regard that  medicos should ensure rational prescription and use of drugs in government hospitals.

Alam added that even the Medical Council of India has issued advisory to the doctors to prescribe medicines using generic names .  He added  that despite the fact that Generic drugs are way cheaper, by up to 95% in some cases, most of the health institutes undermine the norms and prescribe costlier and in most cases Spurious drugs to the patients.

According to the PDP leader, the media reports have already painted a grim picture of the worsening healthcare scenario in Kashmir Valley and how government is acting as a proverbial ostrich while failing to act against the violators. He said that almost 99 percent of the prescriptions are violating the  government directive and  the whistle blowers are threatened, intimidated and harassed at various levels by those nefarious elements who reap undue benefits from such illegitimate and unlawful practises.

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