Hyderabad, May 17 : Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi on Friday expressed concern over the sale of spurious drugs in the market which has been posing serious threat to the lives of common man.
Talking to reporters after participating as the Chief Guest in a medical camp at the State Secretariat organised by AP Secretariat Employees Association, Pankaj Dwivedi informed that he has directed the Medical and Health Department to take stern action against those selling spurious drugs in the markets. He said it has become difficult to distinguish between the original and fake medicines and their consumption was resulting in loss of money and precious lives.
The Chief Secretary said that the common man was afraid of going to government hospitals due to improper service. Therefore, the people are spending huge amounts in the corporate hospitals, despite the fact that the government hospitals have experienced doctors and better medical equipment.
Pankaj Dwivedi also expressed concern over inadequate facilities at many Primary Health Centres in rural areas and Urban Health Centres across the State. He said that due to lack of required facilities, many people were preferring to visit corporate hospitals and thereby, spending more than what they actually afford.
Besides the Chief Secretary, Special Chief Secretary G Sudhir Kumar, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Praveen Prakash and other senior officials participated in the health camp.