Update December 7, 2015

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Labaid fined Tk 10 lakhs

Sumel Sarker


Labaid fined Tk 10 lakhs

07 December 2015,Nirapad News: A mobile Court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) fined Labaid Hospital authority Tk 10-lakhs for keeping and selling unauthorized medicines.

During the drive, the force also seized unauthorized foreign made medicines worth of Tk 5-lakh.

The raid conducted in the hospital in capital’s Dhanmondi area between Sunday (December 06) evening and 9pm.

RAB mobile court magistrate Firoz Ahmed told banglanews that 26 types of drugs, including antibiotics and a wide variety of injections, were seized in the few hours-long drive in the Labaid hospital in Dhanmondi. The market price of the seized foreign drugs is about Tk 5 lakh.

In a press release, RAB said that the poor quality unauthorized drugs imported in the name of foreign drugs are not tested and approved by the Department of Drug Administration.

Labaid authorities have been fined Tk 10-lakh for storing and selling of unapproved medicines.

Besides, assistant of a specialist physician of Labaid Diagnostic Center has been fined Tk 5 lakh for selling the counterfeit medicine to patients.

RAB mobile court magistrate Ahmad Firoz said Professor Ali Hussein, physician of the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital diagnoses patients at Labaid. His assistant Nazrul Islam has been cheating people, by selling a kind of mixer brought from India at high prices filled with empty bottles. For this, he has been fined Tk 5-lakh.

Earlier, the mobile court had fined several renowned Pharmacies, including Large Pharma, Apollo Pharma, for storing and selling unauthorized, counterfeit and import-banned medicines.

The mobile court had also fined Al-Razi Hospital in Farmgate Tk 20-Lakh on Saturday (5th December).

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