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Chemist shop closed for selling expired medicine

THE DISTRICT administration has suspended sales at Messers Suyog Medicos till the team of drug inspectors completes its inquiry into the negligence committed by the medical shop owner. The shop is situated on Suyog Hospital premises.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 19:16 IST

THE DISTRICT administration has suspended sales at Messers Suyog Medicos till the team of drug inspectors completes its inquiry into the negligence committed by the medical shop owner. The shop is situated on Suyog Hospital premises.

ADM Manish Singh issued the prohibitory order under Section 144 today, which will remain in force till March 10, 2006. The ADM issued this directive after receiving a complaint last night that patient Amrit Kaur, admitted to Suyog Hospital, and was administered injection of Lomorin PFS that was well past its expiry date.

After receiving the complaint, a joint squad led by drug inspector A S Parihar, D Jain, Rajnish Choudhary and Juni Indore police was sent for inquiry. The team found that North Rajmohalla resident Narendra Singh, who is Amrit Kaur’s son, had purchased the injection from Suyog Medicos.

The carbon copy of the approve order in the cash book confirmed that the medicine contained in the injection was outdated. Its expiry date was shown as August 7, 2005, while it was sold on January 14, 2006.

Complainant Narendra purchased the injection from the shop and passed it on to the nurse in room number two of the hospital, where his mother was undergoing treatment. The nurse, along with Dr Rahul Tamati, administered it to Amrit Kaur.

Narendra also complained that medico shop owner/partner Lalit Kakani, resident of Venkatesh Nagar, refused to hand over the original bill of Rs 765 to him. “All this reflects utter negligence on part of Suyog Hospital management and Suyog Medicos,” the ADM order said and added that the act was a threat to human life and public health.

The drug inspectors have been asked to undertake physical verification of the medicines stocked at the shop and submit a status report within 20 days.