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Expired medicines found only in Cuttack, govt informs NHRC

Bhubaneswar: Dec 21; The Odisha government informed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that only in the Cuttack district the expired medicines had been found during enquiry.

The NHRC sought the response from the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare on a petition filed by Supreme Court Lawyer and Rights Activist Radhakanta Tripathy. After considering the enquiry reports submitted by various CDMOs of different districts of Odisha the NHRC sought response from the petitioner.

Tripathy mentioned "The CDMO, Cuttack admits in his report that there are expired drugs and Drugs of Not Standard Quality were found in the District as per the CAG Report and disciplinary action has been initiated against the errant officials. However, no other district officials (the CDM Os) admits the fact in their enquiry reports. It may be noted that initially the Commission had issued notices to the Union Health Secretary and authorities of 13 states over fake medicines.

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