Pharmacy Diploma Holders Stage Protest, Demand Registration

by Masrat Nabi

SRINAGAR: The  Pharmacist diploma holders from different parts of Kashmir on Wednesday held a protest demonstration here at press enclave in Srinagar demanding the government to issue orders of the registration and drug license and preferences employment in the government sector.

Scores of the Pharmacist diploma holders assembled here in press enclave holding placards and banners in their hands which reads “We want Justice” and many other slogans.

The protesting diploma holders said there are nearly twenty thousand youths across Jammu and Kashmir, who have completed their diploma from the different medical colleges of Jammu and Kashmir, but the government is derived from them basic rights.

Spokesperson JK Medical Assistant and Pharmacist Association, Sadiq Naseer said we have been protesting for the past four years and no one from authorities is speaking to us on the issue.

“We didn’t want to adopt the path of agitation but were compelled by the government,” another student Aabid Asraf said.

”We have completed our diploma from the registered medical colleges , but we are not eligible for the registration, We are also qualified youths like B. Pharmacy degree holders , we cannot leave our profession, the government should provide the license so we can save our future,” he said.

The protesting diploma holders also requested the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and higher officials of the Health and Medical education to look into the matter and issuance of the registration, drug license and preference in the government jobs.

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