Jaipur, April 21: An abroad-based pharma company allegedly tested their medicines on humans instead of animals, following which laborers fell ill in Rajasthan’s Bidasar.
The victims were admitted to the Jalpani Hospital in Churu district for the treatment.
This is a very serious matter. I have instructed our Principal Secretary of Medical Health to investigate it. Strict action will be taken against those responsible: #Rajasthan Health minister Kali Charan Saraf pic.twitter.com/PHoLsD20Xc
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2018
According to the reports, the company lured the laborers for money and offered them Rs 500 per day for serving people.
Speaking to ANI, one of the victims said “We came here on April 18 and it’s been three days. They offered us money so we came here. 16 out of 21 people are suffering from it and are admitted to the hospital.”
“After having the medicine, we felt sleepy,” stated another victim.
Meanwhile, taking note of the issue, Rajasthan Health Minister, Kali Charan Saraf, said they will look into the matter and strict action will be taken against those responsible.
“We have assigned officials to the case and will look into it,” he asserted.