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FIR against a pharma company for giving favours to PGIMS director: Haryana Health Minister

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FIR against a pharma company for giving favours to PGIMS director: Haryana Health Minister

Rohtak: Taking stern action against the allegations of PGIMS, Rohtak Director taking favour from a pharma company in return of prescribing its injections and medicines, the Haryana Health Minister has now ordered an FIR against a pharma company for giving favours to the PGIMS director. Earlier, the minister had suspended the doctor in question.

Medical Dialogues had recently reported about the controversy that  started after allegations on media and social media surfaced of the doctor taking favours from certain pharma in return of prescribing their injections. Responding to the allegations, the Health Minister asked for proof. He was then provided some documents going back to year 2013, whereby the doctor was allegedly taking favours from certain Laboratory in terms of air tickets from Delhi to Vancouver, Canada.

The communication that was sent by the said company to the doctor,”We are sure you will appreciate this gesture of our by extending your valuable patronage for our products… and trust that our association would grow stronger in the days ahead.”

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After receiving the documents, the Health Minister ordered the suspension of the doctor and also an initiation of probe against him. The suspended director was also the Chief Vigilance Officer of the medical institute

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“I have seen the documents, which establish that Dr Nitya gave benefits to the company at the cost of poor patients by referring medicines of that firm. Hence, I have asked the additional chief secretary (health) to place him under suspension and start a regular probe,” Vij announced.

Read Also: Pharma Sponsored Trips: PGIMS Rohtak Director Suspended

Now, bringing the concerned pharma company in loop Health Minister Anil Vij has issued orders to register an FIR against a pharma company for giving favour to PGIMS director who was later suspended.

Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Vij told Tribune, “Orders have been issued to register an FIR against the company from which the director had taken favour as giving and accepting bribe are illegal. Besides this, orders have also been issued to present a report regarding the foreign visits of the doctors of the Health Department and the Medical Education Department in recent years and explain whether they were on trips on personal expenses or were sponsored by any medical company.”

Source: with inputs
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  1. Most head of institutes eg Dean are Crorepatis, having accepted bribes for low quality drugs, equipment etc. Buying cheapest quality drugs, equipment filling up sinful coffers while patients die from ineffective medicine, patients beat up and harm poor resident doctors and house surgeons.

  2. Most doctors and pharma companies will be in trouble if every state health minister follows proper investigations and action against doctors recieving favours from pharmaceutical companies. Already there is feeling among many doctors that in India there are many rules but action against violation of any rule is taken only in some cases and others have nothing to worry.

  3. He should have shared the money with minister

  4. What about health ministry and FDA officials taking bribe and favour from every pharma companies, laboratories, diagnostic centres.. action should be taken for every culprit..
    but WHO cares..

  5. It is good initiative but responsibility is of government whose arms drug controller has been made impotant due to policies. Bcz of these failure perception vtowards generic is very much doubtful always.

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