DCO Ramban inspects various medical stores
Ramban : On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mussarat Islam, Drug and Food Control Organization, Ramban carried-out an intensified inspection of various medical stores in far-flung areas of the district to check the registration, authorization, record of availability and sale of medicines besides checking standard parameters of medicines, available in the chemists’ shops.
Drug Control Officer (DCO), Imtiyaz Ahmed led the inspection of medical stores in far-flung areas of the district including villages Nachlana, Kote of Khari and other adjoining areas. During the inspections, the team seized 1 medical store for not maintaining sales records under the Drugs & Cosmetic Act 1940.
Besides, 02 drug samples were also lifted from medical stores for determining their quality and purity. The chemists were warned of severe action under extant rules in case the mentioned deficiencies are not removed within a stipulated period of time.
Further, it was impressed upon the chemists to follow the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, failing which the department shall initiate action against the violators. They were instructed to install CCTV Cameras and ensure that the sale of Drugs is made only on a valid and proper prescription.
The department also requested the general public to inform the concerned if they found any violation of rules. The team also sensitized the people to desist from taking medicines and health services from any unregistered medical stores and medicos.
Further, the people were also asked to put a vigil on persons involved in the trade of Narcotics and Psychotropic drugs, besides informing the concerned enforcement agencies.
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