Students burn damaged, expired medicine supplied by JU medical centre

Our Correspondent | Published: 16:35, Nov 11,2017


Students of Jahangirnagar University on Friday midnight burnt damaged and date expired medicine provided by the university’s medical centre.-- New Age photo

Some students of Jahangirnagar University on Friday midnight burnt damage and date expired medicine provided by the university’s medical centre.

It was surfaced after Mohit Alam, a master’s student of public administration, was provided date expired medicine and he informed his fellows of it.

The agitated students vandalised windowpanes of the medical center.

Mohit said, ‘I fell into sick on Friday morning and went to the medical center and they provide two types medicine which was damaged’.

Not only Mohit, around 500 JU students, teachers and staff take damage medicine form the center every day.

Letter around 10:00pm, hearing the news, some general students rushed to the medical center and searched the store and found most of the medicines kept for distributing among students were either damaged or date expired.

The agitating students then burnt to those medicines and left the place around 11:30pm at the assurance of pro-vice-chancellor Amir Hussain that the authorities would stop the supply of all kinds of damage and expired drugs and take proper steps against the people responsible.

JU assistant proctor Sharif Hossain said, ‘We sent a list of damaged medicine and sample to the university vice-chancellor Farzana Islam to look into the matter’.  

On duty doctor Enamur Rashid said, ‘Most of the medicine was brought from the normal company in cheap rate as it damaged before it expired date’.

‘It is the responsibility of the medical Centre which type of medicine they would provide. We just prescribed the medicine,’ he added.

Nur E Kamal, assistant registrar (store) said, ‘The quality of the maximum medicine deteriorated as the store room is too old, which was built in 1972’.

Mozeza Johura, acting chief medical officer, told New Age that she will talk about the matter after the meeting with vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor.

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