Raids a medical shop in Falaknuma and a quack’s clinic in Kothapet in Medak district
HYDERABAD, FEBRUARY 02, 2024: Officials of the Telangana Drugs Control Administration have raided a medical shop at Jangammet, Falaknuma which is running illegally without a drug licence and seized huge stocks of medicines worth Rs. 1.20 lakhs.
In another operation, the DCA officials raided a quack’s clinic and seized drugs worth Rs. 70,000/- stocked for sale at Kothapet Village, Shivampet Mandal, Medak District.
DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that following credible information, the officials of DCA raided a shop beside Shabana Clinic, Jangammet, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, on 28th and 29th January, 2024, which was maintained by K Achutha Reddy illegally without a drug licence. During the raid, DCA officers detected unauthorized stocking of huge quantity of medicines for sale. About 40 varieties of medicines including antibiotics, anti-diabetic drugs, anti-fungal drugs, anti-hypertensive drugs, pain killer drugs, anti-ulcer drugs etc. are found stocked for sale at the premises.
The DCA officials seized the stock of total worth Rs. 1.20 lakhs during the raid. T Rajamouli, Assistant Director, Hyderabad, B Lakshmi, Drugs Inspector, Charminar, G Anil, Drugs Inspector, Malakpet, K Anvesh, Drugs Inspector, Mehdipatnam are among the officers who carried out the raid. DCA officers lifted the samples for analysis. Further investigation shall be carried out and action shall be taken as per the law against all the offenders.
In another operation, the DCA officials raided a premises of a quack D. Srinivas, who is running a clinic at Kothapet Village, Shivampet Mandal, Medak District, claiming himself as a ‘Rural Medical Practitioner’ and detected unauthorized stocking of huge quantity of medicines for sale.
DCA officials seized 41 varieties of medicines including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, anti ulcer drugs, antihypertensives etc. of total worth Rs. 70,000/-during the raid. DCA officials detected several higher generation ‘antibiotics’ at the clinic during the raid. Indiscriminate sale of antibiotics, by an unqualified person may have disastrous consequences on the health of public in rural areas, including emergence of ‘Antimicrobial Resistance’. Dr J Raju, Assistant Director, Siddipet and Raja Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Medak carried out the raid.
Drugs Control Administration, Telangana issues drug licences for stocking and selling of medicines as per the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Stocking of drugs for sale without a drug licence is punishable under Drugs and Cosmetics Act with an imprisonment up to five years.
Drugs Control Administration, Telangana has been constantly on the vigil and alert to detect unlicensed stocking and sale of medicines.
Surprise checks are intensified on such entities that are carrying out stocking and sale of drugs without any drug licence. Stringent action shall be taken as per the law against violators.