TS High Court seeks govt’s response on ORS were harmful or not


Hyderabad: A two-judge panel of the Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice V Bhasker Reddy on Thursday directed the Department of Medical Health to explain its stance on whether Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS) were harmful for the health of people or not. In a PIL filed by Dr. Sivaranjani Santosh, a pediatrician stating that ORS often sold to treat dehydration is known as the 20th Century wonder drug.

The counsel for the petitioner contended that there was a lot of disinformation about ORS while labelling and packaging of ORS. The panel also opined that there were a lot of energy drinks flouting in the market which were harmful to human life and have no authorised body monitoring it. The petitioner also complained that any increase in the quantity of glucose or salt in ORS products was detrimental to human life. The Department of Health has been directed to file a detailed counter in the matter.

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