SRINAGAR: In continuation with the special drive with regard to post flood inspections, supervisory staff of Drug & Food Control Organisation conducted inspections throughout length & breadth of Kashmir valley viz Anantnag Main, Bijbehara, Sangam, Kokernag, Narbal, Magam, Kanihama, Handwara Kupwara, Armapora, Palhalan, Pampore, Shadimarg, Yaar, Shopian, Dab Ganderbal, Bamloora, Wakoora, Repora, Lar & Natipora.
During the drive 150 drug sale establishments (Retail & Wholesale) were inspected among which licence/s of seven firms were suspended and drugs worth Rs. 12,455 were confiscated by the supervisory staff. These are M/s Star Medicate Snagam Anantnag, M/s Javaid Medical Store Bijbehara, M/s Wani Medial Store Sagam Kokernag, M/s Smile Pharmacy Ganjiwara Anantnag, M/s Rifah Medical Store Thoker Market Anantnag, M/s New Darul Shafa Medicate Palhalan, M/s Sami Medicose Natipora and M/s Modern Medicate Natipora.
The exercise has been necessitated at the behest of inputs that certain vendors are indulging in sale of flood hit medicines to the end users which in all likelihood is bound to pose serious health risk to the consumers.
The stake holders in general and consumers in particular have been impressed upon to share their valuable inputs about such incidents to the concerned regulatory authorities placed at District Headquarters to help department serve better.