2 Indian drug firms penalised for substandard supplies
Colombo, Oct 18 (PTI) Sri Lankan authorities have stripped two Indian medical suppliers of their registration for allegedly supplying substandard drugs.
Dr Hemantha Benaragama of the Drugs Regulatory Authority of Sri Lanka said the cancellation of the registration followed a visit to India by local officials for inspection of the two firms.
"We found that the manufacturing standards were not upto the mark," Benaragama said.
Last year Sri Lanka blacklisted several errant Indian drug suppliers who had either supplied sub standards drugs or failed to meet tender conditions.
Indian medical suppliers account for around 85 per cent of Sri Lanka''s medicinal imports.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
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