SAC pulls state govt over sale of ‘banned’ drugs

The State Accountability Commission (SAC) Tuesday pulled up the state government and sought information about 344 drug combinations banned by the Government of India, which are reportedly sold across Jammu and Kashmir with impunity.

Exercising its suo-moto powers, the Deputy Registrar, SAC, has written to the Commissioner/Secretary Health, Director Health Services Kashmir and Drug Controller, J&K seeking their response within a week on what stops them from banning these drugs in J&K. The Deputy Registrar has also asked the officers of the Health department to evolve a mechanism for detecting unsafe and adulterated drugs being sold on medicine counters in the state.

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