Harwan pharmacist jailed for wrong medication

Srinagar: A court here Thursday sentenced a pharmacist to two years simple Imprisonment and fined him Rs 5000 for ‘causing death to a child due to wrong medication.’
The court of Sub-Judge Forest Magistrate Srinagar R S Jasrotia pronounced quantum of punishment after convicting the pharmacist Ghulam Nabi Rather for the offence.
In 2009, the family of the child, Waseem Ahmed, of Pahalbagh Chekdara Harwan in outskirts of Srinagar had filed a case against the local pharmacist and owner of a medical shop, for prescribing wrong medicine which lead to the death of the child.
It was on the directions of the court that police had registered an FIR vide number 23/2009 under section 304 A against the accused pharmacist who was later bailed out by a local court, a local news agency CNS said.
Soon after the judgment, the pharmacist was arrested in open court and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar.
In his observations, the court said that a grave mistake has occurred under the supervision of pharmacist, resulting in the death of the two-year-old child.