Licenses of 41 medical shops suspended across Valley
Srinagar: Licenses of 41 medical shops have been suspended for violation of various provisions of D&C Act 1940 while show cause notices were issued to 6 such shopkeepers.
According to Deputy Controller, Drug and Food Control Organization, Kashmir, the department has launched a massive inspection drive across Kashmir Valley and inspected 249 medical shops during past three days. Asking chemist fraternity to maintain proper sale and purchase records including day book he enjoined upon them to sell drugs only on production of prescription.
The drugs were seized from a medical shop in Bemina locality running the shop without valid drug sale license during the drive and prosecution will be initiated in the case after completion of all legal formalities, he added.
In the interest of public health care, the department has lifted 324 drug samples so far from Government, private establishments, wholesalers and retailers for analysis purposes.
The general public is informed to register their complaints on this account on 0194-2495191 the helpline number of the department. (GNS)