NHRC is­sues no­tices to MoHFW Sec­re­tary, Drugs Con­troller Gen­eral

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The Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion (NHRC) has taken suo motu cog­nizance of a me­dia re­port that mil­lions of un­ap­proved an­tibi­otics are be­ing sold in In­dia each year, pos­ing a threat to the global fight against the spread of drug re­sis­tant mi­crobes. The com­mis­sion has is­sued no­tices to the Sec­re­tary, Union Min­istry of Health and Fam­ily Wel­fare and the Drugs Con­troller Gen­eral of In­dia, for de­tailed re­ports in the mat­ter within six weeks. The author­i­ties are ex­pected to sub­mit their re­sponse within the stip­u­lated time, along with all the doc­u­ments.

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