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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Medicines that couldn’t kill bloodsucker worms, Maharashtra chikki scam part 10

This is era of scams but still people expect that scammers should at least spare children’s health. It’s unfortunate that these people don’t even spare malnourished children. In last few years several incidences happened in which anganwadi children had to loose their life due to wrong medicines.

Photo courtsey megsocialwelfare.gov.in

Recently a year and half old child was died because a pill stuck in her throat. There several such incidences. Registered pharmacist unions have several times written to authorities but all went vain.( Anne-68). The list of such incidences is shocking ( Anne – 68A)

The WCD do not have proper mechanism to decide actual need of medicine. It seems that minister has stepped into medical practitioners shoes. last year tender was called but no purchase was made. But while giving orders terms of tenders were changed.To enable contractor to bring in limit of rate of medicine quantity of some items was reduced for benefit of contractor. Contract worth six crore awarded ( Anne -64 ) .Priest pharmaceuticals to whom this contract was awarded doesn’t have manufacturing unit.

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