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Launch of several inquiries into the sale of government hospital medicines

Associated Press Service

KARACHI: June 30, 2021 Federal and provincial authorities have launched an investigation into the sale of medicines stolen from government hospitals in large quantities in Karachi’s wholesale and retail markets.

According to Dawn, the National Institute of Cardiology (NICVD) and the management of Dr Rath Fau Civil Hospital Karachi have also launched an in-house investigation following claims by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) officials. ۔

Drape claimed to have seized drugs stolen from health facilities during the raids, which were clearly stamped ‘Sindh Government Property’ and ‘NICVD’.

However, he claimed that stealing medicines from his health facilities was “not possible”.

Meanwhile, the Sindh Health Department also decided to initiate a criminal investigation into the scandal and the provincial health secretary was asked to approach the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) for an investigation into the crime. However, an investigation was called for to uncover the elements that were depriving people of free medicine.

On the other hand, the management of NICVD and CH formed separate inquiry committees to investigate the alleged theft from the drug store, but added that the theft of drugs from their system was possible due to the strict monitoring system. no.

Dr. Akram Sultan, Medical Superintendent, CHK, said, “I have recently taken over the post of CHK and have taken steps to prevent all kinds of thefts and I have also appointed two Senior Assistant Medical Superintendents. An inquiry committee comprising 3 officials has been formed which will investigate the reports of theft and submit its report within a week.

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