Mini Laboratories At Airports To Test Imported Fake Drugs

Assorted pills

The government plans to set up mini drug-testing laboratories at airports and ports to check quality of drugs that are imported. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved setting up of “mini labs” at airports and ports through which drugs are imported into the country. This is being done as part of scheme for “strengthening of drug regulatory structures,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Smuggling of different narcotic and other addiction substances in the form of medicines either from India or to India from abroad is reported in news media mostly and smuggler use this noble way of smuggling their products including Gold by this way, therefore such move if taken it will be very useful provided officers in charge do their duty efficiently rather making it a so called red tapism or a mere license raj where by paying bribe it becomes more easy way to transport smuggled goods through agencies. Necessary sanction has been issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to set up these labs. He was responding to a query on whether the government proposes to set up six small drug-testing laboratories at major airports to keep a check on quality of drugs being imported and exported so that smuggling of drugs under the guise of medicines could be prevented

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *