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1,646 Health violations registered

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: The Ministry of Health said 1,646 violations were registered against some private medical centers and clinics and nutritional supplement stores during the past year for selling unregistered medicines and cosmetics. This is in addition to some materials whose validity had expired, reports Al-Qabas. The daily quoting the ministry sources said the Drug Inspection Department in the Ministry of Health penalized private pharmacies for committing 1,256 violations, 104 private medical centers and clinics of, 125 violations were registered against food supplement stores, 81 violations against veterinary drug stores, 51 against medical companies and their warehouses, and 29 violations against perfume shops.

The sources added it was noticed that some practitioners in these clinics were not specialists and did not hold licenses issued by the Ministry of Health to practice the profession. The sources stated the inspections are carried out in coordination with other government agencies to control violating clinics, and legal action has been taken against them

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