Man claims clinic dispenses expired medicine to his son in Sandakan
Published on: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sandakan: A man claimed that a private clinic dispensed expired medicines to his son recently and was further incensed after his complaint to the clinic fell on deaf ears.The 33-year old father said his wife and mother took his son to the clinic, which is located near their home, after the boy developed fever.

They paid RM88 for the fever syrup, eye drop and antibiotics and consultation.

"We realised the medicines were already expired on the same night after we checked the labels.

We stopped administering the medicines to our son immediately," he said.

He added that he went back to the clinic to notify them of the expired medicines and to request for replacements but claimed he was ignored by the clinic.

The clinic also denied the medicines were expired, he said.

He alleged that the expiry dates on the medicines were on March this year but that date was simply cancelled with a black marker and changed to August this year.

He said it is ludicrous to simply change expiry dates on medicines.

According to Community Development Leader for Elopura Chan Tzun Hei, his office will send a formal letter to the District Health Office and to the State Health Department to investigate the issue. – Mardinah Jikur


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