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PHIMA intercepts fake medical consumables

The kano State Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA), says it has intercepted cartons of suspected fake medical consumables.

Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Usman Tijjani Aliyu stated this while displaying some of the items confiscated in Kano.

He said the items consist of Eusol solution, Gentian violet and Tincture of iodine meant for onward transportation to Gombe state.

Dr Usman Tijjani Aliyu said the items were claimed to be manufactured in Anambra state but evidence strongly suggests that they are being produced in Kano.

He explained that the suspect was operating in Sabo Geri quarters, Fagge local government area and would pack the products without NAFDAC registration number nor that of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria for onward transportation to Gombe and other parts of the northeast.

Dr Aliyu maintained that base on information made available to them, they were able to put up surveillance and that was how they arrested the man,with the suspected fake drugs.

He explained that interception of the items was made possible with the collaboration of the state Primary Health Care Management Board (PHCMB).

The Executive Secretary noted that the items have been handed over to the State Taskforce on Fake, counterfeit and unwholesome products of the Ministry of Health for further investigations and action.

Abdullahi jalaluddeen/Kano

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