COVID19: Pharmacies face suspension of Licenses for hiking rates of pollution mask, sanitizers in Jammu

Jammu: The Enforcement Wing of Drug and Food Control Organization here on Tuesday suspended the licenses of pharmacies amidst reports of Pharmacies resorting to hoarding and profiteering in respect of masks and hand sanitizers.
The Enforcement Wing laid simultaneous raids of 50 drug sale establishments in the vicinity of Tertiary and Secondary care Health Institutions located at Shalamar, Talab Tiloo, Bakshi Nagar, Channi and Kanak Mandi.
Official spokesman here said that during the drive, it was observed that some unscrupulous elements are taking benefit of the Demand and Supply scenario in view of Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) spread which is posing threat of a pandemic to the entire world community.
The operations of M/s Parbat Medical Hall Talab Tillo Jammu, M/s G D Enterprises R N Pura Jammu, M/s Shivalik Medical Agencies R N Pura Jammu, M/s Lovely Medicose Channi Himmat Jammu, M/s Tawi Medicose Gole Market Jammu, M/s SVN Medicose Trikuta Nagar Jammu and M/s Jaivin Jaival Pharma & Surgical canal Road, Trikuta Nagar Jammu were disallowed.
He said that the Pharmacies, Distributors and Suppliers were warned of punitive action under the relevant provisions of law.
The State Drugs Controller, Lotika Khajuria has appealed the people to follow advisory of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in letter and spirit and further not to resort to panic, buying of masks and hand sanitizers, he added.