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INFORMERS ON SPURIOUS DRUGS TO GET UP TO RS. 25 LAKH : SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTER GULAB NABI AZAD

gulab-nabi-azad-2The center has decided to increase the cash rewards for informers who provide concrete evidence about anti-social elements indulging in production and sale of spurious drugs. During his recent visit to the city, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulab Nabi Azad said that the ministry is now going to give up to Rs. 25 lakh as rewards to informers. Vasudha Dhumak joins us with details. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulab Nabi Azad arrived in the city to inaugurate the new building of Food and Drug Administration Bhavan that has come up in Central Mumbai. The Union Minister performed the inaugural ceremony in the presence of the Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and Minister of FDA, Government of Maharashtra Manohar Naik. Speaking on the production and sale of spurious drugs, Gulab Nabi Azad said that the provisions under the recent notification based on the amendments made in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, will act as a deterrent to the anti-social elements indulging in manufacture and sale of spurious and adulterated drugs. He further said that they would reward the informers up to Rs. 25 lakh and besides substantial rewards and give job security to informers. On pharma companies promoting their products, Azad said, some manufacturing companies were resorting to unfair means for promoting the sale of their products by providing incentives like gifts and foreign travels to doctors. He said recently, Medical Council of India has amended its regulations which stipulate a more stringent ethical code for doctors. The Minister stressed on the need of pharmaceutical companies evolving a code of ethics for themselves voluntarily. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan backed the Union Minister on their stance of taking stern action against those indulging in sale or purchase of spurious drugs. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Vasudha Dhumak for NMTV News.

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