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Gang Manufacturing Fake Anti-Dengue Syrup Busted in Lahore

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LAHORE– A special team of Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department busted a gang by sealing a factory for manufacturing fake medicine of dengue disease in the area of Dharam Pura here on Friday.

Secretary P&S Health Captain retired Muhammad Usman said that owner of the factory named Muhammad Ishfaq Hamza s/o Muhammad Iqbal was taken into custody and hand over to police.

He said that the production was being continued under the umbrella of Hamza Medical Center & Maternity Center Home (Research Center) in the densely populated area to keep safe from the eye of the department. He said that raw material along with 150 syrup bottles has been discarded on the spot after taking into custody which was being sold at medical stores in the name of anti-dengue medicine.

Secretary has stated that no medicines are discovered yet for dengue treatment to increase the number of platelets count. Furthermore, he forbade the use of any medicine in dengue disease rather than admitting the patient in nearby hospital.

In all government hospitals, the dengue diagnosis and its treatment are being provided free of cost, he said and adding that people should contact with healthcare department in case of see any fake medicines manufacturing in the name of dengue treatment.

Lastly, Captain said that the enemy of public health would be not given any kind of tolerance. “Medicine counterfeiters are the biggest enemy of the humanity”, he said.— PRESS HANDOUT