235 medical shops inspected, 300 samples collected for analysis in the Valley

SRINAGAR: As many as 235 medical shops were inspected during a special drive conducted by the Department of Drug & Food Control Organisation in different districts of Kashmir Division.
During the drive, licences of 60 medical shops have been suspended for violation of various provisions of D&C Act 1940 & Rules made there under while 11 medical shops were put on the show cause notices, according to an official handout.
The chemists were directed to maintain sale-cum-purchase records of drugs and sell drugs only on presentation of prescription.
Moreover, the department has also lifted 300 samples of various categories of drugs from government as well as private establishments, wholesalers, retailers for analysis to ascertain their quality.
In case of any complaint with regard to drugs or medical shops, the general public is informed to lodge complaint on the help line of the department of Drug & Food Control Kashmir 0194-2495191.