100 in Lucknow jail fall sick after getting schizophrenia medicines

Lucknow, August 12

Over 100 inmates of Lucknow jail fell in poor health after they have been administered a flawed drugs.

The situation of 22 prisoners is claimed to be severe, they usually have been admitted to the jail hospital.

According to the DG (Prisons), Anand Kumar, the pharmacist, as a substitute of Cetirizine, gave the inmates Haloperidol, an antipsychotic medicine that’s used within the remedy of schizophrenia.

The inmates began complaining of lethargy and sleepiness.

A discover has been served to the pharmacist Ashish Verma to clarify the flawed medicine.

Jail sources stated that the jail physician N.Okay. Verma had prescribed Cetirizine for allergic issues to the inmates however the pharmacist gave them the flawed medicines.

DIG (Jail) Sanjeev Tripathi has additionally issued a present trigger discover to the Lucknow jail superintendent on the problem. IANS

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