Raids a medical shop in Falaknuma and clinic of a quack in Kothapet
HYDERABAD, JANAURY 28, 2024: Officials of Telangana Drugs Control Administration 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.
Similarly, they also 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 the DCA official on credible information regarding illegal sale of medicines, raided a shop Shabana Clinic, Jangammet, Falaknuma, Hyderabad on Sunday. K. Achutha Reddy is running a medical shop at the said premises illegally without a drug licence.
During the raid, DCA officers detected unauthorized stocking of huge quantity of medicines for sale. 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. 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.
In another case, the DCA officials raided 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.
During the raid, DCA officials detected huge stocks of medicines found stocked at the premises without any drug licence. About 41 varieties of medicines including antibiotics, steroids, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, anti-hypertensives etc. are found stocked at the premises. DCA officials seized the stock of total worth Rs. 70,000/-, along with purchase bills and cash receipts regarding certain wholesale agencies of Narsapur, Medak Dist. 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.