ISLAMABAD - The District Health Office Islamabad has sealed three private medical centres in Bhara Kahu and two medical stores, which were being run by the quacks and illegal practitioners who were violating drug act.

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Quality Control Board’s meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Commissioner, Islamabad, Tariq Mahmood Pirzada.

The meeting decided to prosecute six cases of violations of Drug Act, 1976 in the court of law. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member, Quality Control Board, Dr Abdur Rashid, District Health Officer, Islamabad, Dr M Azhar Khan and Drug Inspector, Sardar Shabbir Ahmed. Sardar Shabbir Ahmed informed the board that Al-Haram Chemist, G-6/1, Islamabad was sealed on account of recovering un-registered, expired and without warranty medicines and legal action was initiated against the offender under the law.

The Board decided to suspend the license of this medical store for one month and prosecution of the violator under the law.

The Board was informed that Khattak Medical Store, 1-10 markaz, Islamabad was also sealed on account of recovering of expired and un-registered medicines from the store and necessary legal action was initiated against the violator under the law. The board decided to cancel the license of this store after fulfilling the legal formalities including lawful service of notice on the offender.

Shabbir Ahmed informed the board that the district health officer had also sealed three private medical centres in Bhara Kahu, which were being run by the quacks and illegal practitioners and necessary legal action was initiated against the offenders under the law.

The board decided to further extend the sealing period of these medical centres for further three months and prosecute the accused as provided under the law.

The board also decided to issue warning to the Lucky Chemist for absence of qualified pharmacist at the premises during the course of inspection and directed the licensee to ensure the presence of qualified pharmacist immediately failing which necessary action shall be initiated under the law which may lead to suspension or cancellation of license.