Properly assess number of pharmacies: CNTC

DIMAPUR, SEP 20 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/20/2019 12:13:55 PM IST

Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has asked the department of health and family welfare (H&FW) to properly assess the number of pharmacies in each district and bring out a list under whose license and names were they being run especially in the commercial hub of Dimapur. 

CNTC through its media cell claimed that many pharmacies in Dimapur were being run by persons without any specific knowledge on medicine or possessing the required qualification. CNTC has asked the department to put a ban on such practice immediately as it was a very serious issue pertaining to the life and death of each citizen of the state. 

The council lamented that many drug licenses under Naga names were found to be leased out to non-Nagas on rental basis while depriving many local youths with genuine qualifications of unemployment. 

Demanding to know how many drug licenses for wholesaler and retailer have been issued till date, CNTC has also asked the health department to come out with an accurate data of total number of pharmacies in the state. Acknowledging the department working out on the issue, the CNTC expressed hope they would bring out the real picture in black and white.

CNTC warned that it would further look into the matter through legal means if it was not satisfied in the report.  It has also appealed to every GB, chairman and colony council both in rural and urban areas to keep a strict vigil on the mushrooming of pharmacies in their respective villages and localities and not to issue any no objection certificates (NOC).



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