IMPHAL, May 9 : Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) has banned M/S Rishika Medicos, Thangal Bazar after the pharmacy was found selling expired medicines to the customers.
Speaking to mediapersons at MSF office located at Sega Road Keishampat Top Leirak, 42-year old Konsam Khewarjit alias Ibomcha of Tangkham Mamang Leikai said that he is a diabetes patient and has been prescribed insulin injection from last month.
“The insulin I bought from other pharmacies worked well on me. One day, I bought insulin from M/S Rishika Medicos at Thangal Bazar. Soon after the insulin was injected, I was started feeling uneasy and I thought it was normal,” he said.
Khewarjit he again bought insulin from Rishika Medicos after that. During his second injection, he started feeling feverish. Suspiciously, he checked the manufactured date and found that the pharmacy had sold him an expired insulin. When he asked why they have been selling expired medicines, the owner of the pharmacy reportedly said, “Let’s settle the issue. We will pay Rs 50,000 compensation.”
MSF general secretary Yairakpam Wanglemba said that the student body had initiated the drive after receiving information about Rishika Medicos selling expired medicines to the customers. During the drive, 32 varieties of expired medicines were found.
“This is a matter of life and death. People consume medicine to cure their ailment, not to die. Rishika Medicos will be permanently banned. The State Government too should take up required steps to check all the pharmacies set up in the State to ensure the Rishika Medicos incident does not recur,” he said.
Source: The Sangai Express