Delhi, The Union Home Ministry has ordered a CBI investigation into the matter of supply of ‘substandard’ medicines in the ‘Mohalla Clinic’ of the Kejriwal government. CBI will also investigate whether these medicines have been distributed through mohalla clinics or not.
In December last year, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had recommended a CBI investigation into the case to the Home Ministry. Saxena said these medicines allegedly failed quality standard tests and could pose a potential threat to the lives of people in hospitals run by the Delhi government. After several complaints from patients and their families, samples were collected from three major hospitals – IHBAS, Lok Nayak and Deen Dayal Upadhyay. It turned out that some of the drugs in question were critically needed antibiotics and steroids used to treat lung and urinary tract infections, inflammation and swelling, as well as anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic and high blood pressure- There were also anti-drugs.
At the same time, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has demanded action from the Center against the city’s Health Secretary Kejriwal regarding this matter.