LAHORE: The Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) of Pakistan Sunday (today) recovered 40 substandard stents during a raid on the sales office of a multinational company and sealed it on spot.
Meanwhile, an inquiry committee comprising of director quality and director medical devices has been constituted by the DRA to probe the matter of counterfeit stents.
Cases will be lodged against those using substandard stents, said spokesperson of DRA while the Ministry of National Health Services termed usage of spurious stents as a crime.
It may be recalled that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had exposed a wicked mafia in the provincial capital of Punjab which was involved in the sale of fake stents to heart patients and fraudulently extracting money from them.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice of fake stents implantation.