Health, National, Telangana

DCA officials seize medicines for misleading advertisements and raid a quack’s clinic

HYDERABAD, APRIL 24, 2024: Officials of Telangana Drugs Control Administration have seized medicines for misleading advertisements and also raided a quack’s clinic in separate incidents in various parts of Telangana state.

In an official release here on Wednesday, DCA Director-General VB Kamalasan Reddy said that the officials seized Cardinol Joshanda, a unami medicine claimed to treat heart diseases at Gaganpahad and Colinol-Spas tablets, an allopathic medicine claimed to treat disorders of menstrual flow at separate locations at MJ Market in Hyderabad.

Advertising a medicine for the treatment of ‘heart diseases’ and disorders of menstrual flow’ is prohibited under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954.  T. Rajamouli, Assistant Director, Hyderabad, V. Ajay, Drugs Inspector, Goshamahal, C. Vivekanda Reddy, Drugs Inspector, Yousufguda and P. Santosh, Drugs Inspector, Mehdipatnam are among the officers who carried out the raids.

In another incident, the officials raided the premises of a quack K. Narender, at Yamanpalle Village, Mahamutharam Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally District, who was claiming himself as a ‘Rural Medical Practitioner’ and practicing medicine without proper qualification at his clinic. During the raid, DCA officials detected huge stocks of medicines found stocked at the premises without any drug license. Around 29 varieties of medicines, including antibiotics, analgesics, anti-ulcer drugs, etc., were found stocked at the premises. DCA officials seized the stock, worth a total of Rs. 26,800 during the raid. P. Pavani, Drugs Inspector, Bhupalpally and  M. Aravind Kumar, Drugs Inspector, Warangal are among the officers who carried out the raid.

Surprise checks are intensified on such unqualified persons who are engaged in stocking and selling drugs without any drug license. Stringent action will be taken as per the law against violators.

The public may report any complaints regarding illegal activities concerning medicines through the Drugs Control Administration, Telangana Toll-Free Number 1800-599-6969, which is operational from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on all working days.





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