Popular Hospital is fined for keeping over expired medicine

Popular Diagnostic Center was caught keeping expired pathology reagents and medicine, for what it was fined Tk 25 lakh by a mobile court today.

A mobile court operates a drive in Popular Diagnostic Center on July 02, 2018 and finds expired medicines and reagents. Photo: Collected from Sarwoer Alam’s Facebook profile.

Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam told The Daily Star that a mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion raided the Dhanmondi branch of Popular and seized the expired materials.

Expired medicines confiscated from Popular Diagnostic Center on July 02, 2018. Photo: Collected from Sarwoer Alam’s Facebook profile.

Expired pathology reagents worth Tk 7 lakh and a huge amount of expired medicine, especially injections, were found in its storage room and confiscated.

Expired medicines and reagents are confiscated from Popular Diagnostic Center on July 02, 2018. Photo: Collected from Sarwoer Alam’s Facebook profile.

The mobile court also found irregularities in the storage temperature for medicine. The diagnostic centre has been fined Tk 25 lakh for such irregularities.