Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Writ petition against medicine adulteration

 A writ petition on November 2 filed with the High Court seeking its directives upon the government for taking steps to prevent medicine adulteration and also taking legal steps against the involved.

The Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) filed the writ on Tuesday with a HC bench comprising of justice Mohammad Iman Ali and justice Obaidul Hasan.

The lawyer on behalf of the petitioner, Monjil Morshed, told bdnews24.com that the hearing will be recorded on Wednesday.

According to the writ, public health is at stake due to medicine adulteration. There are even instances of children dying taking adulterated medicines. It's the duty of the government to prevent medicine adulteration.

As per article 18 (1) of the constitution, it is the duty of the state to take measures to protect public health.

The HRPB also sought HC directives to make the authorities concerned submit laboratory reports after examining medicine samples of different companies.

Health secretary, director general of the department of drug administration, inspector general of the police, director general of the Rapid Action battalion (RAB), managing director of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), chairman of Science Laboratory and the director of BSTI (chemical test) were made rivals in the writ.

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