RAWALPINDI - During an ongoing campaign, the drug inspectors of District Health Department Monday sealed three clinics and issued challans to seven other clinics and medical stores for selling expired and unwarranted drugs.

According to details, a team of DHD under the supervision of drug Inspector Naveed Ahmed conducted a raid at Dhoke Mustaqim, Saidpur Road and Peshawar Road and found three clinics and seven clinics and medical stores were running without qualified staff and keeping unwarranted and expired drugs. The team sealed the clinics and issued challan to the medical stores.

Those clinics sealed by DHD team included Jiya Clinic, Hassan Clinic and Rashid Clinic at Dhoke Mustaqim while Get Well Pharmacy at Peshawar Road, Hassan Medical Store and Ayesha Medical Store at Dhoke Mustaqim, Shifa Pharmacy, AN Khattak Medical Store and Al-Moed Clinic at Saidpur Road, Al-Ghazi Chemist at Satellite Town and Family Clinic at New Mallpur were issued chellans as unwarranted and expired drugs were being sold out with absence of qualified pharmacists.

Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal said that the drug inspectors had been directed to visit all the markets and area of the district to reign in those people who were playing with their health.

He said that the cases of 10 pharmacies and clinics had been forwarded to Drug Quality Control Board of the district which would start prosecution soon. He said that the registered chemist shops had been dispatched letters that the stern action would be taken against those who found keeping unwarranted and expired drugs.