(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th july,2016) The health officials also maintained that in district Bahawalnagar a fine to the tune of Rs. 1.1 million and 97 thousand was imposed.

They further briefed that during the crack-down against medical stores in anti-adulteration of drugs drive 660 samples of medicines were collected, 117 medical selling facilities were sealed, 3 FIRs were lodged, 127 cases by district quality control board and 24 cases by drug court were lodged.

The health officials while giving details of the performance of task force in Bahawalpur to curb the menace of quackery and selling of spurious medicines maintained that 501 samples of medicines were collected from medical stores, owners of medical stores were fined to the tune of Rs.

1.5 million and 85 thousand for violating drug rules, 95 medical stores were sealed, 123 cases by district quality control board and 31 cases by drug court were registered and 8 FIRs were lodged against the owners of medical stores.

The health officials assured the meeting that the vigorous and sustained campaign to curb the menace of spurious medicines and malpractice of quackery has yielded it positive results during the last 6 months.

Commissioner Bahawalpur Saqib Zafar, MPA Umer Jafar Gujjar, DCO Bahawalpur Dr. Ehtisham Anwer Mahaar, divisional and district officers of health department and other officers and officials of concerned departments attended the meeting. DCO Rahim Yar Khan Zafar Iqbal participated in the meeting through video link.