Department of Drug and Food Control Suspends 23 licenses in Budgam……….

In order to curb the Psychotropic/Habit forming drugs, Department of Drug and Food Control (DFC) Organization constituted various teams to carry out comprehensive market checking of Drug Sale Establishment for District Budgam.

The teams were headed by the Assistant Drug Controllers with 5-6 Drug Inspectors in each team. Thorough inspections were conducted and on spot instructions were issued to the license holders for strict adherence to the conditions of the license. The Chemists were asked to maintain proper sale and purchase records of various drugs, to maintain storage conditions of the drugs as per their requirement and issue bills/cash memos regularly.

During the drive they were sensitized to retain the photocopy of the prescription wherein Schedule H1 and Psychotropic drugs have been prescribed for record and reference purpose so that misuse of such drug is minimized. Many of the Drug Sale establishments were closed down on spot that were contravening certain clauses of Drug and Cosmetics Act.

During the special drive teams inspected 74 establishments in different areas of District Budgam wherein 15 show cause notices were issued to the Retail/Wholesale establishments of which 23 licenses were suspended (details enclosed) for various violations.

Further, the general public is urged to come forth and lodge complaints with regard to any violation/discrepancies encountered against any drug sale establishment on department’s helpline no. 0194-2495191 or e-mail atdeputycontrollerkashmir@gmail.com.

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