OSMCL, Police To Jointly Probe ‘Fake Medicine’ Trade In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of spurious Favipiravir tablets seizure in Cuttack on Friday, the Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department has ordered an investigation into the fake drug trade.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Pradipta Mohapatra informed that the Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) and Police department will jointly investigate and submit the report.

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The state government is providing enough medicines and no patient will be deprived of health care, said the Health dept ACS.

On Friday, the officials of the Drug Control Squad had seized at least 170 boxes containing 17,000 spurious Favipiravir tablets from a chemist shop in Cuttack’s Kanika square. They seized the spurious COVID-19 drug stocks, being manufactured for months, and sent them to a lab for testing.

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