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Expiry medicine row in Rajindera hospital

punjab Updated: Jul 10, 2013 00:57 IST
Navrajdeep Singhnavraj

The expiry medicines episode continue to haunt authorities of government Rajindera medical college and hospital as in its fresh development, more expiry and near to expiry date medicines have been found again in the medical store of the hospital.

Interestingly, medicines were found lying in the same medical store in ward number 1, from where, stock of such medicines were earlier procured by the medical staff on May 29.In the negligence on the part of hospital authorities, they have neither used the medicines, which then had short shelf life but have now expired, nor disposed off expiry medicines till date.

As per available information, the fresh matter of expiry medicines again came to fore when team under supervision of Dr Varinder Verma, in-charge drug store and three pharmacists, went to open the store in order to issue medicines for emergency patients.

Sources in the hospital revealed that the stock of Ciprosym and seftrioxone medicines, Dexamethazone injections have already expired, while other medicines including monopile, Andren aline are going to expire in September, while Bazxy in August.

Not only expiry medicines, lackadaisical attitude of the authorities led to damage of medicines worth thousands due to attack of termite.