Raipur: Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi said on Monday that fake and expired medicines have been dumped in government hospitals in the state.
"The situation at government hospitals in Chhattisgarh is quite pathetic and alarming. Fake and expired medicines have been dumped at the hospitals and poor people have no option but to avail these medicines," Ajit Jogi said in a statement here.
He added that Chief Minister Raman Singh and his Cabinet colleagues in the state`s Bharatiya Janata Party government are busy inaugurating private nursing homes and hospitals rather than taking note of the conditions in state-run hospitals.
Jogi said the state was presently in the grip of diarrhoea and poor people were dying at government hospitals in all the 18 districts where "only fake and expired medicines" were available.