Srinagar admin conducts surprise inspection of chemist shops

Sale operations of 8 shops suspended, one sealed over violation of Drugs & Cosmetics Act

SRINAGAR: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, a team of the Drug Control Department today undertook a special drive to inspect the Pharma Dealers and Chemists Shops in various parts of the Srinagar City to ensure that pharmaceutical preparations are being sold in consonance with the prescriptions being generated by Registered Medical Practitioners.
The inspection teams of Drug Controller headed by Deputy Drugs Controller Nighat Jabeen inspected various markets in the Karan Nagar, Kak Sarai, Nawakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Magarmal Bagh and other City Markets to ascertain the implementation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
During this checking, as many as 35 Chemist Stores were inspected in Srinagar and checking teams observed that some of the chemist/drug establishments were found violating the provisions of the Act and operations of 8 Medical Establishments were disallowed for contravening various provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Aijaz Asad has asked the inspection teams to continue the surprise checking of the pharmaceutical/ medical stores running in the District to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines laid down under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act. He also asked all Pharma/Chemist establishments operating in Srinagar to adhere to the laid down norms strictly and warned the defaulters to desist from any unethical trade practices, failing which strict action as warranted under the Act shall be taken against them. Aijaz further said, periodical inspections will continue.

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