In support of the ban on medical fees by government doctors, the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce (DCC) said as per the PFA Act 1954, shops/vendors could obtain license on fees through challan but added the act nor Nagaland PFA Rules, 1985, spoke for the fitness fees by government doctors.
DCC in a press release issued by its president, Z. Kasheto Yepthomi, stated that it does not permit to charge fees on shops and vendors while also noting that in the press release issued by principal director does not mention about Medical Fitness Fees Certificate (MFC).
“If it is so permitted by the higher authority to charge MFC fees than clarify under what section?” questioned the DCC as it has also been admitted by CMO (D) that a reasonable amount was charged through out the state since the inception of NPFA 1985.
The DCC also questioned whether the government officials were entitled to charge fees or not and if permitted whether they should introduce a challan system. It also said that charging fees of MFC should be immediately be stopped through out the state and further requested business communities to report the matter if it continues.