Of the 76101 drug samples in the country, 2549 are of no quality: health ministry says

July 17, 2019 |
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Of the 76101 drug samples in the country, 2549 are of no quality: health ministry says

Delhi: The report from the Union Ministry of Health is now a major concern for the country's health sector.  Union Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said in the Rajya Sabha that out of the 76,101 medicines produced in the country for the year 2018-19, 2549 were of no quality and 205 were contaminated. The report is based on data collected from various states, Union Territories and Drug Controllers.

The government has a duty to ensure the safety and quality of the medicines manufactured in the country and there is no compromise on the matter minister says. He also said that there would be strong legislation in the pharmaceutical industry and that proper awareness classes and training programs would be provided to producers and concerned personnel. 

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