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45 tons of expired drugs, food burnt in Nangarhar

45 tons of expired drugs, food burnt in Nangarhar

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Oct 31, 2017 - 18:46

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): About 45 tons of low-quality and expired medicines and food items have been set alight in eastern Nangarhar province, a public health official said on Tuesday.

Nangarhar Public Health Director Dr Najibullah Kamawal said the drugs and food were set ablaze on Monday, the fourth such event in few months taking to more than 300 tons of expired stuff destroyed.

He said the commission concerned was making every effort to confiscate and destroy all low-quality and expired medicines and food items in the province.

Dr. Ashraf Ahmadzai, environmental healthcare head at the provincial Public Health Department, asked people to avoid using spurious commodities, which he said were being illegally smuggled to the country from Pakistan.

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