Guwahati Today

Locals react sharply to burning of medicines

From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, Feb 22: The local people here today reacted sharply to the burning of medicines worth over lakhs of rupees by the district hospital here at Sopur. The medicines were meant for supplying free of cost to the patients. According to hospital authorities, expired medicines taken from various hospitals of Kamrup(M) were charred here today following a directive from higher authorities in the department. They local people allege that, as often as not, the hospital authorities make patients to buy medicines from outside only to burn medicines when their dates of expiry are over.