Drug mafia sabotaging implementation of drug policy: DAK

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Apr 16: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that drug mafia in Kashmir is sabotaging the implementation of state drug policy.
In a statement issued here today, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that State drug policy was sanctioned in January 2012 to keep quality and cheaper medicines available for patients in Government hospitals and check influx of spurious drugs but drug mafia is adopting every conceivable method to scuttle it.
Dr Nisar said that there is a deep rooted nexus between drug mafia and some doctors who in connivance with some higher ups in the department are involved in spurious drug trade in the valley.
“These doctors are in league with shoddy pharma companies and are on their payrolls. Pharma companies provide these doctors everything from luxury cars, family trips to household items for prescribing their drugs”, the statement said.
The statement further said: “These doctors have brought disrepute and disgrace to the sacrosanct medical profession and broken age old bond between patients and doctors.
“This doctor-drug mafia nexus is misleading public by disseminating false information regarding drug policy in general and generic drugs in particular, DAK said, adding.”

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