Drug sale establishments around JLNM hospital inspected

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SRINAGAR: Assistant Drug Controller Srinagar along with Drug Inspectors on Thursday inspected the area around JLNM Hospital here.

According to a statement, the team carried out comprehensive inspection of the several drug sale establishments. “During the inspection, on spot instructions were issued to the licensee holders for strict adherence to the conditions of the license,” it said.

During the drive, the statement said, the team inspected 14 establishments wherein 2 show cause notices were issued to the retail establishments Zuhaib Medicose and Malik Medicate of which one license of Zuhaib Medicose was suspended for various violations vis a vis non maintenance of sale and purchase records, not storing drugs properly, unhygienic conditions of premises and non issuance of bills/cash memos for two days.

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The chemists were directed to maintain sale and purchase records of different drugs properly, maintain storage conditions of the drugs as per their requirement and issue bills/cash memos regularly.

During the drive, the statement said, the chemists were sensitized to retain the photocopy of the prescription wherein Schedule H1 and Psychotropic drugs has been prescribed, for record and reference purpose so that misuse of such drug is contained. “Many of the drug sale establishments were closed down on spot that were contravening certain clauses of Drug and Cosmetics Act,” it said.