Patient says prescribed costly supplement in garb of medicine

Seeks action against doctor at Pampore SDH

PAMPORE: A Pulwama resident is seeking action a doctor at sub-district hospital Pampore, who he said, prescribed him a costly supplement in garb of medicine.

Riyaz Ahmad Dar, a resident of Kakapora Pulwama, had visited the hospital for treatment for his health complications, and bought the prescribed drug (Taita), for Rs 1500.

“As soon as I consumed it, I developed fatigue and dizziness along with severe headache. I became skeptic about the drug and enquired about it,” he said.

Later, someone told him that the bottle he had bought was not a medicine but a supplement “being consumed by people without doctor’s permission”.

“We believe and trust in doctors. But they play with our life. I might have developed serious health complications. I request that the concerned doctor is held responsible and action taken against his carelessness,” Riyaz said, as he held a protest demonstration, along with his relatives, at the sub-district hospital.

Drug Inspector, Tasadduq Hussain while directing doctors not to prescribe unverified supplements, said that they will first investigate the said drug and approach the case accordingly.

Block Medical Officer SDH Pampore Dr Tabasum said that action would be taken against the doctor if he is found having dealt with patients carelessly. Further investigation is going on in the case, she said.

-Bilal Habib

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