Atorvastatin, a regularly utilized medication to oversee cardiac ailments, provided to over 160 government emergency clinics in Uttar Pradesh flopped on quality parameters fixed under Indian Pharmacopia. Taking note of the same, utilization of the prescription has been restricted by the UP State Medical Supplies Corporation. In addition, a request to review the whole bunch of the prescription was additionally given.
“We have also issued a show-cause notice to the Hyderabad-based supplier firm,” said health department spokesperson adding that arrangements are being made to provide additional stock to meet the high demand of the medicine.
The degree of the interest might be measured from the way that Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civil Hospital alone needs around 25,000 tablets of the medication consistently. Its interest can likewise be checked from the way that the quantity of people with heart afflictions going to the administration division is expanding since the national program to control non-transferable illnesses (NCD) got in February 2017.
As indicated by the National Health Profile, 2019, number of people making a beeline for the NCD centers with heart illnesses has gone up from 20,000 out of 2017 to 28,000 out of 2018. This is not with standing the patients found in the general out-quiet division. Test of the prescription was tried by the Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory (RDTL) Chandigarh and important requests were passed on November 19.
Stating that the samples for testing were randomly picked up from district male hospital Agra and sent for testing, an official order said: “The assessment report issued by the Chandigarh-based lab said the sample does not conform to the claim as per IP in respect to dissolution and therefore was not found to be of the standard quality.”
“The medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as statin and works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Its intake under medical supervision is important to prevent stroke and heart attacks,” explained Prof Aditya Kapoor, faculty, department of cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.