Expired medicines in 93 per cent pharmacies of capital: Shahriar
Deputy Director of Consumer Rights Protection Directorate Manjur Mohammad Shahriar said, expired medicines are being kept in 93 per cent pharmacies in the capital.
He delivered the information at a program organized on the occasion of global food safety day at AKM Gias Uddin Milky auditorium at Farmgate’s Khamarbari in the capital on Monday.
Manjur Mohammad Shahriar said, after reviewing the last six months reports of regular market monitoring of Consumer Rights Protection Directorate, it is seen that expired medicines are being sold in 93 per cent pharmacies in the capital.
For keeping expired medicines many shops were fined and some were made temporarily closed under different sections of consumer rights act.
He said, supervision team has been formed on behalf of the directorate so that such type of cheating does not take place in the pharmacies. This team as buyers or through drives is keeping the pharmacies under supervision.
Global food safety day was observed on June 7. For the first time Bangladesh Supermarket Owners Association is observing the day under private management. Weeklong ‘Consumer service week’ is being observed in supermarkets throughout the country from that day.