Expired Medicines with worms for Sabarimala Pilgrims

via HK published on January 12, 2009

Sabarimala: Worms were  found at medicine distributed from Govt. Dispensary
located in Sabarimala Sannidhanam. One of the devotee who fainted after
taking this medicine. On further analysis it was found that expired
medicines given to the  devotee was the cause. The devotee went to
hospital to take medicine for  mouth infection due to severe heat..The
tablet given was HD4.

The devotee took the first tablet and felt uneasiness. He looked at
the tablet cover and found that it is already expired 3 months before .
He found worms in the remaining tablets.. The expiry date is given as Oct 2008 and these medicines were directly purchased from Health service department
and also has the tag “Not for sale”. This complaint confirms the
previous reports that there were big irregularities in purchasing
medicines for Sabarimala pilgrimage.

The extend of discrimination against Hindus can be learnt when you compare it with the free five star treatment and facilities allotted to Haj pilgrims. Health department charges Devaswom Board for all it’s services and the Devaswom Minister boast it all as part of their charity towards Hindus!

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