Authorities seal eight chemist shops for violating covid norms during surprise inspection in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 15: The Deputy Commissioner/ District Magistrate Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today ordered for immediate suspension of operations of 8 Chemist Shops in Srinagar for contravention of rules like the absence of qualified persons, not maintaining sale purchase records, unhygienic conditions, cold storage drugs not maintained properly, records of psychotropic drugs not maintained in violation of norms and etc.

The Deputy Commissioner passed the directions while conducting a surprise inspection of chemist shops in various areas of Srinagar City.

The 8 chemist shops whose operation has been suspended for 5 days from May 15 to May 19, 2021 include Lutfan Medicate Kaksarai, Medlife Chemists and Druggists Kaksarai, New Light Medical Hall Kaksarai, Cooperative Medical Store SMHS hospital, Metro Professional Pharmacy Rainawari, K. I. Medicate Rainawari, Biocare Medicate Rainawari and New Health Zone Rainawari.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner has asked all Chemists operating in Srinagar to adhere to the laid down norms strictly. Any attempt at overcharging shall lead to the initiation of criminal proceedings. He also urged the general public to lodge complaints in case they face any grievances in the purchase of Medicines at the COVID-19 war room contact Nos. of DDMA Srinagar.

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