RAB mobile court fines clinic, pharmacies Tk 17 lakh for irregularities

DHAKA, Nov 05, 2020 (BSS) – A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the Crescent Diagnostic and Consultation Centre and pharmacies in Uttra area Taka 17 lakh and jailed two persons on charges of various irregularities, including possessing date-expired medicines and doing surgery without doctors and inexperienced staff.

RAB’s executive magistrate Polash Kumar Bosu told BSS that they conducted raid last night. During the drive on charge of keeping date-expired and unapproved drugs, two persons were awarded penalty.

Pharmacy manager Shamsuzzoha was fined Tk 5 lakh and a salesman Habibur Rahman was fined Tk 2 lakh or in case of non-payment three-month jail for each.

Meanwhile, the mobile court imposed a fine of Taka 10 lakh on lab in-charge of the Crescent Diagnostic and Consultation Centre Nayan Roy or three-month jail for the failure to make the payment, for conducting various tests with date-expired materials.

The magistrate said there is an allegation that a newborn died there due to the lack of proper treatment there.

Besides, allegations of using date-expired drugs and doing surgery without doctors and inexperienced staff were proved during the drive.

Senior officials of the Health Directorate and RAB-2 were present during the drive.

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