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Woman claims to find nails inside medicine prescribed at Pomlum PHC, probe launched

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Shillong, Sept 12: In an extremely worrying discovery, a woman from a village in Meghalaya has claimed to have found nails inside the medicine her daughter was prescribed from a government hospital.

The incident occurred on Saturday when the mother of a 12-year-old girl received the prescribed medicines from Pomlum Primary Healthcare Center (PHC), a rural govt healthcare facility in East Khasi Hills district, about 14 kms from Shillong. The woman said she found nails within two of the prescribed amoxicillin tablets out of a strip of 10 capsules provided by the PHC.

She immediately alerted the PHC officials, urging them to take stringent action against those responsible for this shocking oversight.

Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh swiftly responded to the complaint by constituting a medical team, headed by senior specialists and a drugs inspector from the department, which promptly arrived at the PHC to verify and investigate the matter.

After examination, the Minister said the nail was actually larger than the capsule itself, hence casting a shadow of doubt on the veracity of the complaint.

She further said all medicines were thoroughly checked from other facilities for any similar complaints, yet none were found.

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