Meghalaya: Nails found in antibiotic tablets; probe launched

Nails found in antibiotic tablets; probe launched

Meghalaya: Nails found in antibiotic tablets; probe launched

The authorities have launched an investigation after a woman in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills region claimed she found nails within antibiotic pills administered by doctors at Pomlum PHC for her 12-year-old daughter.

The event occurred on Saturday when the mother discovered two nails within two of the ten amoxicillin tablets that the PHC doctors had prescribed, according to a report by the news agency PTI.

A local news station was informed by the mother, who asked to remain anonymous, that two nails had been found inside a strip of 10 tablets that her daughter had been given by the health center.

She had reported to the PHC officials and pleaded with them to take appropriate action against the perpetrators of such egregious wrongdoing.

After learning of the occurrence, Ampareen Lyngdoh, the health minister, raced to the PHC for verification and inquiry and quickly put together a medical team comprised of senior specialists and a departmental drug inspector.

The nail that was meant to be inside the capsule was discovered to be larger than the actual capsule upon arrival," Lyngdoh told PTI.
This, according to her, casts doubt on the validity of the lawsuit. The minister stated that the capsules in other facilities were also examined to determine whether there were any comparable complaints, but there weren't any.

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