Ministry of Health Undersecretary Dr. Khalid Al- Sahlawi has affirmed that most medical products and equipment seized from private gyms and ladies salons in the recent inspection campaign in Hawally Governorate were fake, smuggled and those whose origins were unknown.
Al-Sahlawi made the disclosure in a press statement, emphasizing that 70 percent of slimming pills as well as sex or hormone enhancements were contaminated, unregistered and untested. He revealed some of them were hidden inside sachets ready for sale and others were in capsule form for easy consumption, but their contents were unknown.
He urged people who go to gyms and ladies salons to be careful in using drugs, creams, capsules and herbs whose sources are unknown to avoid endangering their lives. He asserted the concerned officials at the Inspection Unit in the ministry are firm in dealing with unscrupulous people who expose lives of others to danger and attempt to tarnish the image of the national health sector. He pointed out the ministry has been coordinating with other relevant ministries and agents to intensify inspections in health clubs, gyms and ladies salons.