Probe into substandard injections starts in Jhang
JHANG: As reported by The News on Wednesday, taking notice of a complaint regarding the supply of substandard injections to different health centres, DCO Muhammad Shahid Niaz ordered the EDO and DO Revenue to investigate the matter.
Sources revealed that the Health Department had planned to provide life-saving medicines to health centres as per requirement and better health services to common man.
Following the purchase procedure laid by the Health Department, the District Medicine Purchase Committee had approved antibiotic and other injections to BHUs, RHCs and other hospitals.
A company supplied injections in bulk and before clearing payments the Health Department authorities sent some samples of injections to drug testing laboratory to ascertain their quality.
Sources disclosed that the laboratory report pointed out that some batches of injections were substandard.
The Jhang DCO constituted a committee comprising EDO Revenue Rana Iqbal and DO Revenue Rana Saleem Afzal to probe into the matter.
When contacted, EDO Health Dr Zulfiqar Bhangu said that medicines were being purchased at rates by a committee, not by an individual.
He added that as the laboratory report received, payments of substandard injections were stopped and action had been started against the culprits under the Drug Act.