‘Substandard surgical bandage supplied to SKIMS’

Srinagar: A local court here on Monday issued non-bailable warrants against four persons from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for their involvement in supplying substandard surgical bandage to SKIMS, Kashmir’s lone tertiary hospital here.
Sikender Azam, Additional District Judge TADA/POTA—designate court under Drugs and Cosmetic Act, issued the warrants, to be executed by concerned Senior Superintendent of Police by May 31, after hearing a complaint filed by concerned inspector of Drug and Food Control Organization through its counsel advocate Musavir Rafiq Joo.
The accused include Sanjay Ahuja—Proprietor M/S Aroma Surgical House, Delhi Road Model Town, Rohtak in Haryana; Syed Ahmad—Proprietor M/S Standard Surgical Dressings Company,  Dhampur Moradabad; Sageer Bakhsh Qadri—Analytical Chemist of M/S Standard Surgical Dressings Company—resident of Dhampur Bijnour, and Mohammad Haneef—Manufacturing Chemist,  M/S Standard Surgical Dressings Company—a resident of Dhampur Bijnour.
In the complaint, the Inspector has said that on August 2, 2012, samples of bandage namely Standard Handloom Rolled Bandage non-sterilized (batch numbers 34, 35, 36) were lifted from SKIMS drug store at Bemina here and were sent to Drug Testing Laboratory here for analysis.
Based on the investigation, the bandage turned out to be ‘not of standard quality’, the inspector said.
Besides substandard quality, the bandage rolls were found to be underweight, shorter in length as well as breadth, the inspector added.