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Congress demands MP health minister's resignation

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, August 14, 2014
First Published: 20:19 IST(14/8/2014) | Last Updated: 20:38 IST(14/8/2014)

The Congress has demanded resignation of health minister Narottam Mishra over the issue of sub-standard medicines in Madhya Pradesh. The party has also demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it.

Leader of opposition in the state assembly Satyadev Katare alleged that due to the sub-standard medicines purchased by the state government, the death rate has gone up in the state.

He demanded action against those involved in the alleged scam and said that the government should curb the sale of such drugs.

Katare said, "Since it has been proved that the drugs were sub-standard, the health minister should resign. It is shocking that the government spends huge amount of money to bring movie stars to the state for events but when it comes to buying medicines, it purchases sub-standard drugs and plays with the lives of people.

Health and family welfare minister Narottam Mishra rebuffed Katare’s claim. He said the medicines supplied under Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Scheme are generic and not sub-standard.

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