CDMO gheraoed over medicine storage

Published: 12th October 2012 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2012 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

Locals gheraoed the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Panchanan Patel, protesting poor storage of medicines in the central store of the District Headquarters Hospital here on Thursday.

 A similar demonstration was held on Wednesday evening where people submitted a memorandum to the CDMO, demanding immediate steps for proper storage and management of medicines to ensure that the poor and needy get them on time.

 The agitations come in the wake of medicines being found dumped in the central store on Wednesday.

As the news spread, members of voluntary organisations along with locals stormed the district headquarters hospital and gheraoed the Chief District Medical Officer  seeking an explanation over faulty storage of medicines at a time when the poor are being forced to buy them from private stores.

 They are also demanding transparency in the management of available medicines in the hospital and display the names of medicines and staff responsible for issuing the medicines to needy patients. Patel said there was no space constraint for medicine storage and things will be streamlined soon.

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