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Sub-standard medicines given to pregnant ladies



The Committee on Public Accounts offered a report back to Parliament stating {that a} inventory of 552,452 Mn Folic Acid tablets, often given to pregnant ladies, has been beneficial for disposal as a result of its low high quality. Nevertheless, 98% of the inventory has already been issued to sufferers by then.

The medicine was bought for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Nearly Rs. 10 Mn has been spent on buying the drugs. 

In the meantime, a inventory of vaccines price Rs. 4 Mn was deemed unsuitable to be used to its sub-standard nature however the vaccines have been already expired by the point the Round was issued in that regard. 99% of vaccines have been utilized by then. 

Well being Ministry officers talking on the COPA assembly said that if there was a way of figuring out sub-standard provides instantly upon supply, damages may very well be claimed from the provider’s deposit. 

The Committee additionally identified that if the State Pharmaceutical Company might examine the standard of 60 medicinal medication the scenario may very well be improved.



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