Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim said that the government is going take a special move to introduce a new law to stop the production of fake drugs.
The proposed law is now in the law ministry for vetting, he said while addressing parliament on Sunday.
Nasim said that the drug administration in association with the law enforcement agencies conducts drive against unlicensed drug outlets and unregistered medicines which are not endorsed from the drug administration.
“The drug administration also conducts drive against the drug outlets who sell expired and adulterated medicines,” he said. As per the government circular, a committee has been made in the district to control fake and expired drugs where deputy commissioner has been made president, drug superintendent as member secretary.
This committee will conduct drives on a regular basis to check irregularities in the drug market, the health minister said.
“We have taken a special move to set up model pharmacies all over the country in a bid to provide standard medicine for people by registered pharmacists. These model pharmacies will play an active role in curbing adulterated, fake and substandard medicines,” he said.
The government, in the meantime, has approved 175 model pharmacies from where people can also receive proper advice.