News Drug reaction: SC orders FIA to submit report on Feb 06

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Mar 5, 2010
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court in its spurious drugs suo moto notice case ordered the concerned authorities to take action only after thorough investigation, Geo News reported.

The order also instructed to free the doctors arrested on personal guarantees and asked the doctors not to give strike calls.

The SC has sought a report from the FIA in the matter by February 06 and has also directed the judicial commission formed by the Lahore High Court to continue its probe.

The apex court will hear suo moto notice of the deaths of more than 90 heart patients under treatment at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), either from spurious drugs or due to wrong prescription of blood thinning and lipid lowering medicines.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took notice of a note initiated by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and issued notices to the attorney general, Punjab advocate general, federal and provincial secretaries, DG FIA and IG Punjab.

The CJ directed the office to register the note as a petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution as prima facie it seemed that the provisions of Articles 9 and 14 of the Constitution had not been adhered to strictly.

The chief justice further directed that the case be listed before a bench, headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, today and issued notices to the Attorney General, the Advocate General Punjab, Secretaries Health of the Federal Government as well as government of Punjab, PPO Punjab and DG FIA to appear before the bench and file a reply before the petition.