IEP Chandigarh, April 20
On the directions of Haryana Home and Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij, teams of Food and Drug Administration Department and police conducted raids on hookah bars in Panchkula last night and recovered items banned under various Acts. In which 23 hookahs, 15 types of molasses containing nicotine and 7 types of herbal molasses were recovered.This information was given to the Home and Health Minister in a review meeting here today.FIR lodged in two hookah barsThe Home Minister was apprised that the teams of Food and Drug Administration Department and Police found molasses containing with nicotine in two hookah-bars during raids. Of these, ten types of molasses containing nicotine were recovered from M/s Alif Laila, SCO-68, Backside Basement, Sector-11, Panchkula. Six hookahs have also been recovered from this hookah-bar and an FIR has been registered at Police Station Sector-5, Panchkula under Poisons Act 1919, Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, COTPA Act and IPC.It was informed in the meeting that similarly, 5 types of molasses containing nicotine were also recovered from Hookah Bar of “The White”, “The ALMAS”, SCO-368, 1st Floor, Sector-8, Panchkula. Eleven hookahs have also been recovered from this hookah-bar and an FIR has been registered at Police Station Sector-7, Panchkula under Poisons Act 1919, Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, COTPA Act and IPC.Items recovered from three hookah bars, samples takenSimilarly, teams of the Food and Drug Administration Department and the police found herbal molasses in three hookah bars during raids. In these, two types of molasses were recovered from Play-n-Pause, first floor, SCO-349, Sector-9, Panchkula and three hookahs were also recovered. Similarly, three types of molasses were recovered and two hookahs were also recovered from Purple Frog, Sector-9, Panchkula. Likewise, two types of molasses were recovered and one hookah was also recovered from Insane Lounge & Bar, SCO-352, Basement, Sector-9, Panchkula.Various steps have been taken from time to time for the welfare of the youth of the state from drugs – VijSh. Vij said that various steps are being taken from time to time for the welfare of youth of the state.Liver transplant facility will be provided in PGIMS, Rohtak within next one year- VijOn the other hand, Health and Family Welfare Minister Sh. Anil Vij said that on the occasion of World Liver Day, Haryana Government’s health department has decided that liver transplant facility will be provided at PGIMS, Rohtak within one year. A letter has already been written to PGIMS, Rohtak for kidney transplant and preparations are being made for that also. In this regard, today he has directed the Additional Chief Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare Department and Medical Education and Research Department to initiate action regarding the facility of liver transplant so that liver transplant facility is provided to the people within the prescribed time period.Committed to provide better medical facilities to the people of the state- VijSh. Vij said that we are committed to provide better medical facilities to the people of the state and in this direction, efforts are being made to add more facilities to the state. Sh. Vij said that the arrangement of liver transplant and kidney transplant facilities in any institute of the state would be a big achievement. Similarly, he said that in the chain of health facilities in the state, various facilities would soon be available to the patients at PGIMS, Rohtak. He said that the present state government has decided to open a medical college in each district and in view of this, medical colleges should be established at the earliest, the process is being expedited.In the meeting, Sh. Vij also gave various directions to the officers of Police Department and Food and Drug Administration Department.On this occasion Director General of Police Sh. PK Aggarwal, Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department G. Anupama and Additional Chief Secretary of Medical Education and Research Department Smt. Sumita Mishra, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Smt. Mamta Singh, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration Department Sh. Ashok Meena along with other senior officers were present.