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Expose – Modi’s Fakeness Quotient Increases by 3 – 27185 fake twitter followers

 

Back in the first week of December 2013, we exposed 10000 “made-to-order” fake twitter followers of Narendra Modi who follow ONLY Narendra Modi. These fake followers have never sent out a tweet, have no followers themselves, have not changed the default twitter profile picture (egg) and follow exactly one person i.e. Narendra Modi.

A fake Modi Bhakt who surely won't vote for him
A fake Modi Bhakt who surely won’t vote for him

Whether Gujarat has made progress or not, Narendra Modi in the last 2 and a half months has made substantial progress in adding fake twitter followers like the one shown in the above image. The list of these fake Modi Bhakts has increased almost by a factor of 3. Click on any one of the links to 27185 twitter profiles which have been ‘manufactured’ specially for Modi.

The accounts listed above, which exclusively follow Modi, are just a small fraction of fake accounts that have been created to swell Modi’s followers. There’s an army of twitter bots who tweet pro-Modi tweets 24/7. We exposed some of these twitter bots which were unsuccessfully employed to make Narendra Modi Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

We have heard of political parties creating vote banks, but to create a completely fake vote bank, you have to learn from Modi.

Raed morehere — http://www.truthofgujarat.com/modis-fakeness-quotient-increases-3-27185-fake-twitter-followers-follow-exclusively-narendra-modi/

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Narendra Modi’s- Fake Statistics Backfire #Feku #Namo

Glaring errors in Modi‘s big claims will backfire

 

Mr Modi either chose to exaggerate in order to strengthen the story he was telling, or he was poorly briefed about a pretty basic number, one most of those who follow policy have at the tip of their fingers.

Mr Modi is an engaging and impressive speaker. But as more of his claims are subjected to public scrutiny, such exaggerations, statements of ignorance, or attempts to mislead will come back to haunt him.

This lack of fact-checking, or desire to exaggerate for emphasis, can lead to revealing errors.

In an address to students of Fergusson College, Pune, Mr Modi claimed that China spent 20 per cent of its gross domestic product on education.

The real figure, of course, is much smaller. Some such unsubstantiated claims make light of larger problems — like his blaming of Gujarat’s malnourishment problem on “young girls” who are “beauty-conscious”.

In fact, the references to women are generally problematic, whether to a Union minister’s wife as “his 50-crore girlfriend” or to women’s rights coming from an Indian culture that exalted motherhood.

None of these fits the dignity of a prime ministerial candidate from a major party.

Mr Modi should realise that every time he exaggerates in speeches, his other, broader claims are rendered less credible.

Already there are significant holes in them. For years, “Vibrant Gujarat” summits trumpeted foreign investment.

Announcements were prized, not implementation — by some estimates, almost $900 billion (over Rs 56 lakh crore at the current exchange rate) worth of memoranda of understanding were signed at such summits between 2003 and 2011, of which less than one per cent were realised.

Meanwhile, the National Sample Survey pokes holes in Mr Modi’s claims about the Gujarat public distribution system; it has one of the highest rates of leakage in India, especially affecting the very poor. The problem has only got worse in recent years.

And, finally, even Mr Modi’s much-vaunted industrial and manufacturing miracle isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, according to a recent analysis by R Nagaraj and Shruti Pandey in Economic and Political Weekly.

The claims for a manufacturing miracle were based on Gujarat’s increased share in Indian manufacturing output.

But, it turns out, this is deceptive: once import-intensive and resource-sensitive petroleum refining is taken out, the rest of Gujarat’s industries actually contribute a smaller share than earlier.

So Mr Modi’s claim to successful governance rests on two refineries, one from Reliance and one from Essar.

The more errors and exaggerations he makes in his speeches, the more attention will be paid to exaggerations of his record.

 

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Pakistan pharmaceutical industry and Fake Medicines Crises

By Shoaib Habib Memon

Pakistan has a growing pharmaceutical industry. As of 2012, the total export value of Pakistani-manufactured medicines around the world stood at $400 million.Many different companies sell a diverse range of drugs and pharmaceutical products, the biggest household names of which include:

Ferozsons Laboratories

Getz Pharma

Herbion

Remington Pharmaceuticals

Barrett Hodgson Pakistan

Zahoor Pharmaceutical Industry PVT LTD

Bosch Pharmaceuticals

Nucleus Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited

Shaf Pharma

Macter International Limited

Today, the pharmaceutical sector is one of the most developed hi-tech sectors within the country’s economy. New pharmacy schools have been set up nationwide in the past few years which provide and cater to quality pharmacy education to students of pharmacy. Within the province of Punjab,the Punjab Pharmacy Council (based in Lahore) is a government department responsible for conducting examination and tests.

The Pakistan Pharmacists Society is the national professional organisation of pharmacists country-wide and also acts as a regulatory authority controlling pharmacy practice in Pakistan. Pharmaceutical authorities in Pakistan are part of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.The Pakistan Pharmacists Society (PPS) is the national organization of pharmacists and student pharmacists, committed to providing leadership for the pharmacists. PPS has a mission to promote and expand the profession of pharmacy and the role of pharmacists in Pakistan. PPS is dedicated to improve public health and patient care by enhancing professional development of the pharmacists and the Pakistan pharmacy council.

PPS Objectives are,To promote pharmacy as an essential component of the healthcare team and to serve as primary catalyst for this change.

To contribute to continuing education programmes for pharmacists already engaged in practice to improve the medication use and health outcomes of patients.To promote high standards of professional conduct amongst pharmacists in order to improve medication use.To provide leadership in the identification, development and implementation of health policies of concern to pharmacy.To hold seminars, symposia, exhibitions and conferences in order to foster national and international collaborations. To liaise with health professional organizations and others in order to achieve aforementioned objectives.

In most jurisdictions (such as the United States), pharmacists are regulated separately from  physicians. These jurisdictions also usually specify that only pharmacists may supply scheduled pharmaceuticals to the public, and that pharmacists cannot form business partnerships with physicians or give them “kickback” payments. However, the American Medical Association (AMA) Code of Ethics provides that physicians may dispense drugs within their office practices as long as there is no patient exploitation and patients have the right to a written prescription that can be filled elsewhere. 7 to 10 percent of American physicians practices reportedly dispense drugs on their own.

In some rural areas in the United Kingdom, there are dispensing doctors who are allowed to both prescribe and dispense prescription-only medicines to their patients from within their practices. The law requires that the GP practice be located in a designated rural area and that there is also a specified, minimum distance (currently 1.6 kilometres) between a patient’s home and the nearest retail pharmacy.

In other jurisdictions (particularly in Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, and Singapore), doctors are allowed to dispense drugs themselves and the practice of pharmacy is sometimes integrated with that of the physician, particularly in traditional Chinese medicine.

In Canada it is common for a medical clinic and a pharmacy to be located together and for the ownership in both enterprises to be common, but licensed separately.

The reason for the majority rule is the high risk of a conflict of interest and/or the avoidance of absolute powers. Otherwise, the physician has a financial self-interest in “diagnosing” as many conditions as possible, and in exaggerating their seriousness, because he or she can then sell more medications to the patient. Such self-interest directly conflicts with the patient’s interest in obtaining cost-effective medication and avoiding the unnecessary use of medication that may have side-effects. This system reflects much similarity to the checks and balances system of the U.S. and many other governments.

A campaign for separation has begun in many countries and has already been successful (like in Korea). As many of the remaining nations move towards separation, resistance and lobbying from dispensing doctors who have pecuniary interests may prove a major stumbling block (e.g. in Malaysia).But Still Pakistan pharmaceutical Companies not pursuing the rules. Several Patients die due to usage of Fake  Drugs.

During late January 2012, a fake medicine crisis at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) hospital in the Lahore region of Punjab, Pakistan, claimed the lives of over 100 heart patients. According to various reports, the incident involved patients who had been receiving treatment at the hospital and had been prescribed with substandard medicine.The medicine triggered an unknown disease which deposited itself in the bone marrow and ended the body’s resistance. The generation of white blood cells stopped in the body. Among the symptoms of the disease were a severe chest infection, change in complexion, low platelet count and blood vomiting.

The medicines were free of cost and distributed mainly to poor people. The total number of people who may be at risk after taking medicine from the hospital may be as high as 46,000 according to one report.

Almost all victims were from the Lahore area. One fatality was also recorded in Multan.The Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif vowed “stern action” against those responsible and announced a compensation of Rs. 500,000 each for the victims’ families. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) formed an investigation team to probe the incident on the orders of Minister for Interior Rehman Malik.The team arrested some people reportedly involved in the distribution of the medicine. Cases were also registered against three pharmaceutical companies who made the medicine.

Investigations revealed that the licence in one of the three pharmaceutical laboratories which supplied the contaminated drugs to the PIC had long expired in April 2011. Despite this, the company continued to manufacture the drugs in bulk and supplied them to government hospitals and open markets. As the death toll exceeded one hundred, the Lahore High Court ordered respondents involved in the case to file their replies by the 30th of January.

Tests performed by the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the United Kingdom indicated that one of the five suspected drugs – Isotab – was contaminated. A report also showed that the medicines contained Pyrimethamine which is in fact used for the treatment of malaria. The presence of pyrimethamine proved to be toxic.

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