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Suryakant Jena

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  • The incident comes close on the heels of seizure of massive haul of counterfeit medicines from various places in Rourkela and Cuttack

With vulnerability of people at an all time high amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic crisis, the wrong doers have found perfect opportunities to make profits especially in health sector which is evident from the back to back incidents of seizure of spurious pharma drugs from several parts of the State. 

After Cuttack and Rourkela, the Drugs Inspector of Bolangir on Sunday raided some pharma outlets in the city on the basis of orders from the Drugs Controller.

A team of the drugs control squad suddenly visited Modi Pharmaceuticals situated in Sudpara and seized large stock of medicines used for the treatment of cold and cough from the unit.

The samples of the medicines will be sent to laboratory for testing and the details on the drugs can be ascertained only after that, said the Drugs Inspector Babulal Tudu.

The official informed that the authorities of the pharma unit failed to produce satisfactory documentation regarding the production or procurement of the seized medicines. 

A few days ago, a State Drugs Control squad seized huge quantities of fake anti-covid drugs 'Favipiravir' in Cuttack.
On Saturday, the State Health Department ordered the Drugs Controller and Police to carry out a joint investigation into the transaction of spurious medicines and submit a report in this regard.

As per sources, as many as 170 boxes of the counterfeit drugs consignment were seized from a chemist shop at Kanika Chhak in the millennium city.

Similarly, in Rourkela, three drugs stores were raided by a team leading to exposure of more than 300 strips of duplicate medicines.

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