Popular Diagnostic Center was caught keeping expired pathology reagents and medicine, for what it was fined Tk 25 lakh by a mobile court today.
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 pathology reagents worth Tk 7 lakh and a huge amount of expired medicine, especially injections, were found in its storage room and confiscated.
The mobile court also found irregularities in the storage temperature for medicine. The diagnostic centre has been fined Tk 25 lakh for such irregularities.