Thursday, 7 July, 2022

‘20 pharmaceutical companies’ lincenses to be revoked promptly’

‘20 pharmaceutical companies’ lincenses to be revoked promptly’

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A parliamentary watchdog on Sunday suggested swiftly completing the legal process to revoke the lincences of 20 pharmaceutical companies for their failure to manufacture quality drugs.


At a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its chairman Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in the chair, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare Ministry also recommended continuing the activities of monitoring teams of the medicine companies, reports UNB.


On June 7, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned to stop the production of all kinds of medicines by 20 pharmaceutical companies by seven days for 'failing to manufacture quality drugs'.


The JS body also recommended strengthening the Directorate General of Drug Administration through appointing required manpower and amending the existing laws and rules to take punitive actions against the corrupt officials and employees in a bid to check production of substandard medicines.


It also suggested making the ICU and MRI machines of Gopalganj Sadar Hospital and Sheikh Sayera Khatun Medical College functional immediately.


Committee members Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque, AFM Ruhal Haque, M Eunus Ali Sarkar and Selina Begum attended the meeting.