Youth Cong stages demo in Bhopal to protest 'fake drug' distribution

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2014 15:24 IST

Continuing their protest on the issue of distribution of sub-standard and fake medicines in the state, the Youth Congress (YC) activists staged demonstration at the Satpura building here on Tuesday.

The YC activists had gone to lay siege to the health directorate. The police officials present on the spot asked them to take a delegation to the commissioner, health. Though the activists gave the memorandum, they weren’t satisfied with the reaction of the official.

"We went to Satpura building and sat on a dharna. We were not at all satisfied with the response of health commissioner Pankaj Agarwal as he took our memorandum and was going back immediately without even listening to us. It is a serious issue and the CAG report has mentioned how sub-standard medicines were distributed in hospitals in the state", said Monu Saxena, YC leader.

Saxena said that in order to highlight government’s inaction and indifference, the YC will stage a major protest at the JP Hospital on Wednesday morning. "The government and officials are all busy, trying to hush up this issue", he further said.

"Medicines worth Rs 29 crore were distributed without the quality check in order to provide benefit to certain private companies”, he further added.

Congress leader Atul Sharma has said that the issue is about deep rooted corruption in the system, as due to 'commission', the sub-standard and fake medicines are being purchased and sold across the state.

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