Licenses of 123 medical shops suspended

Srinagar: The Department of Drug & Food Control Organization has suspended licenses of 123 medical shops for violating various provisions of D&C Act 1940 during the past week.
An official spokesman said that during a weeklong drive , the department inspected 624 medical shops across Kashmir. “Besides suspending licenses of 123 medical shops, 26 such establishments were issued show cause notices. The Chemists were asked to maintain sale and purchase records of various drugs properly including day book and to store the drugs as per their requirement and to supply drugs only on production of prescription and to issue Cash Memo’s strictly. They were asked to retain photo copies of Schedule H1 & Psychotropic Drugs with them for inspection of enforcement staff,” an official spokesman said.
During the drive, two medical shops in Bemina and Batmaloo locality were found running without a valid drug sale licence. The drugs worth Rs. 95,913/- were seized from the said shops.
“Moreover, the department lifted 334 samples from Government, private establishments, wholesalers and retailers for analysis in order to ascertain their quality,” the spokesman said.