Health experts demand united food and drug administrationStaff Correspondent
Health experts on Friday said that the food administration should be incorporated with the drug administration, as food is very much related with people’s health.
They also demanded that people who carry out food adulteration should be strictly punished to stop it.
They were speaking at a discussion on ‘Price and Quality of Drug and Drug Policy’ organised by the Science and Culture Parishad at the National Press Club in the city.
The discussants said that food adulteration had led to an increased number of patients, especially with kidney and neurological disorders and that people with disabilities are also increasing rapidly across the country.
If food adulteration can be prevented, automatically the number of patients will be decreased, they said.
Language hero Ahmed Rafiq said that food and drug administration are united in many other countries around the world.
‘The government of Bangladesh should also incorporate the two administrations for the betterment of the people,’ he said.
Citing media reports, professor of pharmacy Muniruddin Ahmed, said that the price of different medicines had increased in the last few months.
Rafiq said, ‘It is a great failure of the Drug Administration that it could not control the price of drugs.’ He termed the drug administration as an administration without nails, with no power.
He said that due to the lack of government willingness, a drugs policy was yet to be formulated.
Amongst others, physician Shuvagoto Chowdhury was present.
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