Health officials spreading false information to undermine JKMSC: DAK

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‘Urges CM to intervene’

Srinagar, April 28 (GNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that some officials in Health and Medical Education are spreading wrong information about J&K Medical Supplies Corporation (JKMSC) for their personal benefits and interests.

President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that these officials are confusing people by circulating false information regarding corporation.

They are misguiding people and are creating issues which are far from reality.

This is being done in connivance with some powerful and mighty to derail the corporation which was created to do away with the corrupt practices of purchase committees.

There is ample evidence against these officials for their involvement in gross irregularities in purchase of medicines and equipments.

These officials were purchasing items from particular firms which in turn were giving them bribes and kickbacks.

They were in league with shoddy pharmaceutical companies and were on their payrolls.

In past also, these officials confused people on drug policy and tried every means to sabotage its implementation.

They were hand-in-glove with drug mafia and created a misconception among people about drug policy in general and generic drugs in particular.

They have amassed huge wealth through corrupt practices and were involved in purchase and supply of spurious drugs in government hospitals.

It is because of these people that patients have lost faith and trust in health system.

It is ironical that despite their involvement in scams, they are still around and hatching a conspiracy to undermine public good for their personal gains.

It is unfortunate that these officials are allowed to create mischief and deride the impact that an important organization is making in health care.

With the advent of corporation, there is no role of these officials in purchases and they are frustrated as they cannot make money.

They are trying hard to bury the corporation which otherwise will bring relief to poor patients who will get quality medicines free of cost.

JKMSC, which is the procurement agency for implementation of drug policy, was established to curb the menace of spurious drugs because of which precious lives were lost.

The corporation has been entrusted with the responsibility of testing every drug for quality before it is supplied to patients.

We urge Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is the chairperson of corporation to intervene and foil the nefarious designs of these officials besides facilitate the smooth functioning of corporation for speedy implementation of drug policy. (GNS)