Out-of-list drug found at Jan Aushadhi store at DH Kulgam

A drug which is not approved under Jan Aushadhi drugs was found in a store at District Hospital Kulgam raising concerns among the public.

Official sources within the hospital informed news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that one particular drug of Paracetamol infusion was found at the Jan Aushadhi store even as the drug isn’t included in the official drug list of Jan Aushadhi.

They said that hospital authorities have received complaints regarding fungal contamination in the drug.

They said that soon after the incident came to fore, a message was passed to staff to avoid using the particular brand but there is need to find out how the drug reached the Jan aushadhi store when it is not in the list.

Notably drugs supplied through the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Aushadhi Yojana to Jan Aushadhi Stores undergo rigorous quality testing before reaching the end-users but finding of non approved drug in Jan aushadhi centre raises concerns among the public.

Through Pradhan Mantri Jan-Aushadhi Yojana the drugs are being given to public at cheaper rates but drugs are considered to be very effective.

A top health official acknowledged that a single out-of-list bottle of paracetamol infusion was found at Jan aushadhi centre at District hospital Kulgam.

He said that a committee has been constituted to investigate the matter.

He said that as of now the drug has been seized and investigation is on to find how the drug reached Jan aushadhi store.

According to him, action will be taken whosoever will be found involved in any kind of negligence or foul play.

He said that the bottle along with all drugs of the same batch have been handed over to the drug inspector for an analytical report to find whether it contains any fungus contamination or not—(KNO)

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a Pulwama based journalist, currently south head with News agency KNO and owner of The Kashmir Scroll

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