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DCA officials raid three clinics run by quacks in Telangana state

Seizes an Ayurvedic medicine and overpriced anti-fungal capsule

HYDERABAD, MAY 22, 2024: Officials of Drugs Control Administration, Telangana conducted raids on clinics operated by quacks and seized illegally stocked drugs intended for sale at three separate locations and seized medicines worth Rs 95,000 from their possession.

The DCA officials have also seized an Ayurvedic medicine in Patancheru for making misleading advertisement that it treats fevers and seized overpriced anti-fungal medicine ‘ITZOCP-200 capsules’ at Sangareddy.

According to DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy, on credible information, the officials from the Drugs Control Administration raided the premises of quacks who were claiming themselves as ‘Rural Medical Practitioners’ and practicing medicine without proper qualifications at their clinics on Tuesday and Wednesday. The clinics  were operated by Bakkathatla Nagesh at Singampalle village in Mahamutharam mandal in Jayashankar-Bhupalapalli, by Ashok Kumar at Sanjay Gandhi nagar in Shapurnagar, Jeedimetla and Jalandhar at Yedira village of Mahabubnagar district.  DCA officials seized the stocks, worth a total of Rs. 95,000/-, during the special raids. Dr. G. Rajyalakshmi, Assistant Director, Warangal,  B. Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Director, Mahbubnagar,  P. Pavani, Drugs Inspector, Bhupalpalli, A. Saritha, Drugs Inspector, Jeedimetla, Sk. Rabiya, Drugs Inspector, Mahbubnagar, M. Aravind Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Warangal, A. Rashmi, Drugs Inspector, Wanaparthy are among the officers who carried out the raids.

Ayurvedic medicine ‘Mahasudarshan Kadha’ seized

In another operation, the officials, detected an Ayurvedic medicine ‘Mahasudarshan Kadha’ moving in the market with misleading claim on its labels that it treats ‘Fevers’ which is a contravention of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954. The said ayurvedic medicine was detected by DCA officials at a medical store in Patancheru. Stocks were seized during the raid. M. Chandrasekhar, Drugs Inspector, Patancheru and N. Ravikiran Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Sangareddy are among the officers who carried out the raid.

Seizure of overpriced anti-fungal medicine

The Drugs Control Administration officials seized ‘ITZOCAP-200 Capsules’ (Itraconazole Capsules 200 mg) at a medical shop located in Sangareddy.The product ‘ITZOCAP-200 Capsules’ bears MRP as Rs. 299/- for 10 capsules i.e. Rs. 29.9/- per one capsule, on the label of the product which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. The Ceiling price fixed by the Central Government including Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the product “Itraconazole Capsules 200 mg” is Rs. 22.12 for one capsule (Ceiling Price).

Hence Maximum Retail Price (MRP) i.e. including GST 12 % should not be more than Rs. 24.77 for one capsule (MRP=Ceiling Price+GST). The firm overpriced the product. Firm charged excess of Rs. 51.30 for 10 capsules which is a violation of Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. N. Ravikiran Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Sangareddy and M. Chandrasekhar, Drugs Inspector, Patancheru are among the officers who carried out the raid.


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