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SUKKUR: The Sindh Taraqi-pasand Party (STP) took out a rally in Jacobabad on Sunday in protest against corruption in the health department of Jacobabad.

According to reports, the rally was taken out from the Taraqi Pasand House during which protesters carrying a patient on bed marched on different roads of the city. They reached in front of the local press club where they held sit-in and chanted slogans, blocking the road leading towards the DC office roundabout.

Addressing the protesters, district STP leaders alleged that in the health department of Jacobabad, corruption was being committed on a large scale.

They alleged that the health department office was involved in the corruption. Medicines worth millions of rupees meant for poor and deserving patients were being sold out to private medical stores while patients and their attendants were compelled to purchase medicines from those stores, they added.

They also alleged that substandard medicines worth millions of rupees were being purchased with the connivance of the health department officials who were minting hefty commission over such purchases.

Published in Dawn, July 17th, 2017