New Delhi: 25th August 2011
India has only 66 Inspectors to monitor the quality of pharmaceutical products in the country of over 1.2 billion people — raising questions about the ability of the regulators to maintain quality of medicines. "Three years back, the situation was even worse. We had just 12 Inspectors," Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Surinder Singh said, reports IANS. He said the government targets to increase the number of Inspectors to nearly 1,000 in five years. "We are in the process to hire new people. The government has already sanctioned 327 posts," Singh said on the sidelines of the fourth medical technology conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.
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