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Al-Sharqiyah North: Consumer Protection participates in an open day entitled “Safe Healthcare” in Sinaw

07/12/2017



The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate participated in the open day entitled “Safe Healthcare” through an exhibit to raise awareness among all segments of the community.

 

 

The exhibit included commodities that were pulled off the markets of the governorate such as expired and corrupt commodities, and others with no labels or price tags, and commodities with medical claims. The exhibit also included a section for PACP awareness materials that help in raising sound consumption awareness among the various segments of the community.
The participation of PACP in these events stems from its belief in the importance of awareness, and active participation with other government institutions, and further to achieve PACP objectives in spreading consumer culture to extend the links of joint cooperation with government institutions in service of the community.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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