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H&FW Deptt., GNCTD keen to dispense Rotten Medicines to patients
Published on 06 August 2016
 
 

To,  Date: 06-08-2016

  1. Hon'ble President of India

  2. Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

  3. Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi, GNCTD

  4. Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi, GNCTD

  5. Hon'ble Dy. Chief Minister of Delhi, GNCTD

  6. Hon'ble Health Minister of Delhi, GNCTD

  7. Chief Secretary of Delhi, GNCTD

  8. Director, Vigilance, GNCTD

  9. Drugs Controller, GNCTD

  10. Secretary (H&FW) & DGHS, GNCTD

  11. Others

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Subject: H&FW Deptt., GNCTD keen to dispense Rotten Medicines to patients

  • Such medicines may bring mass casualties at any day in Delhi, if consumed by patients.

Respected Sir,

It is to intimate you that a lot of unclaimed medicines and cotton guazes are dumped in Guru Gobind Singh Hospital (GGSH), Raghubir Nagar Warehouse. Negligent Warehouse establishment & management allowed to enter rain water in warehouse, remain logged for many days, destroyed several medicines and the moisture in warehouse adversely affecting other stored medicines also. The authorities of H&FW Deptt pressurizing Medical Superintendents (M.S.) of hospitals to lift medicines immediately from warehouse and keen to dispense such Medicines to the patients without analysis of outcome of hazards.

The standard WHO guidelines states that Drugs will be stored under appropriate conditions of temperature, humidity, and light so that the identity, strength, quality, purity of the drug product is not affected. Room temperature drugs should not be stored above 86 F (30 C)”. Damaged products should never be issued to facilities or dispensed to clients. Do not issue or dispense products that you suspect are damaged.

On dated 02-08-2016 at 02:22:54 A.M., Sh. Tarun Seem, Secretary H& FW Deptt forwarded an Email to the M.S. of hospitals with Subject: Supply Orders against April Demand that “I am assuming that all MS are aware of stock of medicines which is available in their hospitals. Also, all MS are aware of the demand their hospitals have raised on Nirantar over the past months. Such demands had triggered purchases which are lying unclaimed at the ware houses.................”. Further Shri Seem expressed that “I am expecting a clear certificate from all MS by end of day today that all their past demands have been lifted from the warehousePlease be aware that CPA had purchased only when you demanded on Nirantar. Now it is your responsibility to deploy the purchases for patient care....................”.

 Email of Sh. Tarun Seem Dated 02-08-2016

On dated 03-08-2016 at 03:57 A.M., Dr. Vijoy Kumar, Director CPA stated in his Email sent to M.S. of the hospitals with Subject: Clarification regarding Warehouse items, that Following direction of Hon'ble Health Minister to keep a reserve of Medicines and consumables in Warehouses, CPA has ordered approx 3 month of average ordered during proceeding 4 quarters for same items at warehouses...................”.

 Email of Dr. Vijoy Kumar dated 03-08-2016

The statement of both the authorities are contradictory. Sh. Tarun Seem says that CPA had purchased only when hospitals demanded on Nirantar BUT Dr. Vijoy Kumar says that following direction of Hon'ble Health Minister Medicines and consumables are purchased to keep reserve. Now, Who is correct? But it can be said that it is aSCANDAL.

One thing is similar between two authorities. Both authorities are having sleepless nights. Sh. Tarun Seem sending Email at 02:22 A.M. And Dr. Vijoy Kumar sending Email at 3:57 A.M. However, Dr. Vijoy Kumar is on 5 days training in IIM Ahmedabad on Govt. Expense for around Rs.1,30,000/- along with group of Doctors of Delhi Govt. from 01-08-2016 to 05-08-2016 and managing warehouse negligence from Ahmedabad.

Why sleepless nights? Both authorities are well aware of their responsibilities but statement of Sh. Tarun Seem for submission of certificate from M.S. of hospitals is athreat and harassment of MS for no cause. It is an example of misuse of power by bureaucracy.

CPA established 3 Warehouses at Guru Gobind Singh Hospital, Rajeev Gandhi Super-specialty Hospital, Tahirpur and Janakpuri Super-specialty hospital. All the warehouses are piled up with unclaimed medicines of Rs. Several Crores. The warehouse of GGS Hospital is not established as per standard guidelines. There is no appropriate provision of protection against fire, maintain temperature, humidity and ventilation which resulted into huge Revenue loss and increase threat for public life.

Due to exposure of medicines in water and moisture in the warehouse of GGSH, The future of such medicines are as follows:

  1. Completely soaked/wet, partially soaked and damped medicines are 100% wastage which could not be consumed in any condition.

  2. Dampen room having a lot of moisture & raised temperature which adversely affect the quality of medicines. These medicines can not be declared safe to consume in any condition.

  3. Moisture may bring damage of labels of bottles, strips, etc. which can not be dispensed as per WHO guidelines.

  4. Moisture in cotton guazes is a big source of bacterial and fungal infection and it could not be used in any condition.

  5. Remaining medicines seems in good condition will loose its properties in few days due to moisture and non availability of safety measures in store.

Now authorities of H&FW Deptt are keen to distribute such medicines through pressurizing the M.S. of the hospitals to hide their Negligence and Corruption.Consumption of damaged medicines can be hazardous for life of patients.Even knowing this fact, MS of hospitals not dare to oppose and they are obeying LIFE THREATENING ORDER OF SECRETARY, H&FW DEPTT. But considering my moral duty, I hereby warn that Distribution of damaged medicines may bring mass casualties at any day in Delhi, if distributed to the patients from the hospital.

It is also worth to say that in-spite of this negligence there may be chance that few medicines are still in healthy conditions and can be used but It should be ascertain by a high level of committee/ experts. After complete satisfaction of the committee remaining medicines may be used in hospitals. It may minimize the Govt. Revenue Loss to certain extent.

PRAYER:

  1. I specially request to Hon'ble President of India, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Hon'ble Lt. Governor of Delhi and Chief Minister of Delhi to look into the matter personally because it is concerned with the Life of People. If such type of Medicines are get distributed from the hospitals, there may be chance of mass casualties at any day in Delhi.

  2. Please immediate stop disposal of medicines from GGSH Warehouse and restrict further distribution of medicines from hospitals in Public interest.

  3. Revenue Loss should be calculated by CAG, COA and authorities of Finance Department.

  4. Please recommend immediate enquiry through Anti-corruption branch Or CBI.

  5. Please take Disciplinary Action against all the involved officers/officials in this SCANDAL.

Whistle blower Complainant

Dr. Avinash Kumar