Sindh govt silence over allegations of corruption amounts to confession: PEW

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the silence of Sindh Government over allegations of corruption in Health Department amounts to confession.
The top health officials are involved in exploitation of masses, law, exchequer, patients and local pharma industry for personal benefits while the Drug Registration Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) and Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) are also involved, it said.
Talking to business leader Dr. Shahid Rasheed Butt and others, Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that the Supreme Court must take notice of the issue which has raised concerns among the masses.
He said that allowing a defamed Swiss pharmaceutical to play with the lives of hepatitis patients and hurting local pharmaceuticals is dishonesty. Terming the local pharmaceutical products as substandard is mala fide as their quality has never been challenged by the competent authority.

Calling for swift accountability, he said that CCP turned a blind eye to a multinational selling a drug in two names and at two prices and providing 100 percent commission to doctors which promoted sales but the drug become out of the reach of many patients.
Dr. Murtaza Mughal observed the DRAP was facing charges of malpractices and mismanagement since long, now a director of a known multinational has been appointed as its chief which has perked up multinationals that want to discredit local industry to take over the local market.
The meaningful silence of Sindh health officials over accusations of immoral practices and failure to respond properly in the courts are supporting the charges against them.

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