President takes note of Lahore contaminated drug deaths

President Asif Ali Zardari expressed concern over the reports of deaths due to spurious drugs in Lahore and called for a report from the health ministry in this regard.

Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said Thursday that the president also directed the Managing Director of Baitul Maal to visit the affected families and extend all possible assistance to the victims of spurious drugs.

He said that the president had asked the MD Baitul Maal to specially look after the poor children who have been rendered orphans as a result of this mishap.

The mishap of spurious drugs has a humanitarian side and the Baitul Maal must gear itself to look after the victim families, the president said.

Over a 100 cardiac patients in Lahore lost their lives due to the use of contaminated medication provided by the PIC.

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