Surprise Inspection of 35+ Chemist Shops: Eight Suspended, One Sealed

SRINAGAR: On the direction of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, a team from the Drug Control Department conducted a special drive to inspect Pharma Dealers and Chemist Shops in various parts of Srinagar City. The aim was to ensure that pharmaceutical preparations are being sold as per the prescriptions generated by Registered Medical Practitioners.

The inspection teams, headed by Deputy Drugs Controller Nighat Jabeen, inspected various markets in Karan Nagar, Kak Sarai, Nawakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Magarmal Bagh and other City Markets to ascertain the implementation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

During the checking, 35 Chemist Stores were inspected, and the checking teams observed that some of the chemist/drug establishments were violating the provisions of the Act. Operations of 8 Medical Establishments were disallowed for contravening various provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules.

The Deputy Commissioner of 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. The defaulters were warned to desist from any unethical trade practices, failing which strict action as warranted under the Act shall be taken against them. Aijaz further said that periodical inspections will continue.(GNS)


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