RQCB established at Naseerabad division to check substandard medicine

ISLAMABAD:Regional Quality Control Board (RQCB) had been established at Naseerabad division to check sub standard and spurious food items, especially fake medicines on the directives of Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani.

Talking to reporter, an official of Balochistan government on Friday said that the board had been fully functional at Naseerabad to handle and examine the cases regarding the inferior quality of medicines on regional level.

The official said that the divisional commissioner would be the chairman of the board to supervise day to day matters of the board. He added that the programme would be expanded across the province.

He said that as per vision of the chief minister, the efforts had been made to provide the best healthcare facilities to the masses to end the illegal business of medicines and take strict action against them on regional level.

He said the steps had been taken under the Drug Act 1976 and Balochistan Drug Role 2018. In this regard, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department was doing whatever it takes to beat the challenges, he remarked.

He said the selling of expired and sub standard medicines was not only a violation of the law but it was also recognized crime under these acts, adding that no one would be spared.

The official said that the chief minister had also asserted that the step was being taken to curb malicious activities from the province as he was quite concerned about the health of the people.

He further said the cases against selling of spurious medicines would be submitted to the chairman of the RQCB and the board would deal the cases itself.