Chandigarh, September 22:
The licenses of 18 private de- addiction centres in the State have been suspended with immediate effect, informed an official spokesman of Drug Administration Wing Punjab.
Giving details, he said that the samples of Buprenorphine and Naloxone collected from these centres were not of Standard Quality. He informed that it is the responsibility of the concerned Centres to ensure the quality of drugs being dispensed from their De-addiction Centres. In view of this, License for Substance use disorder treatment Centre, granted to these Centres have been suspended under Rule 11 of the Punjab Substance use disorder, treatment and Counselling and rehabilitation centres Rules 2011.
Besides, a Show Cause notice has been served to them as to why the drugs dispensed by them were not of the laid down quality. The sentence have been asked to submit their representation within 15 days and failing to do so would result in cancellation of the licenses, informed the spokesman.
The licenses have been suspended of de- addiction centres including Parivartan drug Dependence Treatment center, Amritsar, Pankaj Verma NeuroPsychiatry&Drug De-addiction Centre, Ludhiana , Prayaas, Ludhiana , Ekam Hospital, Moga, Barnala Manorog Hospital, Barnala , Puneet Kathuria Prem Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Sangrur, Kapurthala Psychiatric Nursing Home,Kapurthala, Max Super Speciality Hospital De-addietion Centre, Bathinda, Satkar drug dependence treatment centre , Fatehgarh Sahib , Dr Ajay kaushal, Mindcare hospital Fatehgarh Sahib ,Beniwal Hospital, Fazilka , Kirpa Psychatric &drug de-addiction centre, Hoshiarpur, Sandesh Hospital, Ludhiana, Vardaan Drug Dependence Treatment, Patiala , Pragati Psychiatry and De-addiction Centre, Pathankot, Asha Drug Dependence Treatment Hospital Nawanshahar , Sukh Psychiatric Hospital and De-addiction, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Nirmal Chhaya Psychiatry & De-addiction Centre, Tarntaran.