Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CBI conducts raid at central health depot in Mumbai

CBI conducts raid at central health depot in Mumbai

Officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided the office of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) at Sion-Koliwada and seized medicines which are believed to be fake.

Pravin Salunkhe, deputy inspector general, CBI, said they had received information that bogus and expired drugs were being dispatched from the centralised depot of CGHS, which comes under the directorate of health.

“The CGHS supplies medicines to around 28 dispensaries, polyclinics and hospitals in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. We have taken around 12 samples of the medicines,” a CBI officer said.

The officer said a central drug inspector had accompanied them at the raid.

The samples will be sent for chemical analysis to the forensic laboratory on Wednesday. The officer said these medicines are meant for central government employees in Mumbai and the beneficiaries are nearly 1 lakh people.

Source: DNA India