Hyderabad : AIMIM Asaddudin Owaisi speaks about Cofset syrup in Parliament
He informed the house that the syrup laden with the chemical Diethylene Gylcol (DEG) and manufactured with “digital vision” had failed to qualify quality standards as revealed by public data.
He said the Govt Central Drug Regulators balk at the prosecuting manufacturers of sub-standard drugs. He informed the house about the Drugs Consideration Committee’s statement that prosecuting every case of substandard drugs would lead to harassment of manufacturers. Mr. Owaisi asked the statement be immediately withdrawn and strict implementation of good practices under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act should be implemented.
“Many children are consuming this cough syrup and dying, and there is no control by the Govt on sale of such sub-standard drugs,” he said.