‘Licenses of 48 medical shops suspended’

Srinagar: Authorities have suspended licenses of 48 medical shops, sealed four unlicensed shops and taken 238 samples for drug analysis in a special drive aimed at ensuring availability of quality drugs to the consumers in Kashmir Division in Jammu and Kashmir.
“As many as 278 medical shops were inspected in different districts of Kashmir Division during the drive and licenses of 48 medical shops were suspended for violation of various provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, besides five Medical Shops were put on show cause notices,” an official spokesman said here Thursday.
He said Drug and Food Control Organisation, Kashmir, has launched the 15-day-long special drive from May 13 to ensure availability of quality drugs to the consumers in the valley.
Giving break-up, the spokesman said the checking squads of the department suspended licenses of 10 medical shops in Anantnag district, 12 in Budgam, eight in Pulwama, five in Baramulla and Kupwara districts each, besides 13 licenses were suspended by Central team in Srinagar district.
In addition, the spokesman said the special teams also sealed four unlicensed shops at Kralpora in Budgam and Inder village in Pulwama district.
The department has lifted 238 samples of various categories of drugs for analysis in order to ascertain their quality, the spokesman said.