Haryana Food and Drugs Administration has collected 52 samples of tobacco, gutka, supari, pan masala.

Chandigarh, May 17- Haryana Food and Drugs Administration has collected 52 samples of tobacco, gutka, supari, pan masala, food items and beverages at different places in the State under a campaign during last month. Out of these samples, 15 did not conform to the prescribed norms.
While stating this today, Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that action was being taken against those found selling adulterated or misbranded products.He said that, 12 samples were collected from Ambala, five each from Hisar,Kurukshetra,Panchkula and Yamunanagar, four each from Karnal and Panipat, three each from Mewat and Kaithal, two from Rewari and one each from Rohtak, Sirsa, Jind and Gurgaon.
Mr Vij said that directions have been issued to Civil Surgeons of all districts to take appropriate steps to prevent the spread of water borne diseases, especially Malaria and Dengue. He said that a fee of Rs 600 has been fixed to get test for dengue done at private laboratories in the state. The Civil Surgeons have been directed to keep strict vigil on private laboratories so that people are not charged more than the prescribed fee. In case any kind of complaint is received, strict actions would be taken against the guilty, he added.

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