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70 tons of expired medicines, food items burned in Nangarhar

By Khaama Press - Sun Feb 21 2016, 10:23 am

drugs70 tons of expired medicines and food items were set on fire in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Doctor Najibullah Kamawal, Public Health Director of Nangarhar told reporters that these items were collected by a commission from different drug stores and shops in Jalalabad city.

He said the commission had gathered the 50 tons of food and 20 tons of drugs in last four months based on the instructions of Governor Saleem Khan Kundozi.

The Public Health Director further said that the commission would continue its efforts to block the sale and purchase of expired or low quality drugs and food in Nangarhar.

Kamawal urged locals to check the expiry date of a medicine before buying it.

Most of the low quality drugs are coming to Nangarhar from Peshawar through Torkham Border.

There are factories functioning secretly in Peshawar to produce fake medicines.

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