Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government
has directed the state health department to implement
immediate steps to check the menace of spurious drug trading.
"Curbing the menace of spurious drugs is necessary for
providing better medicare to the people," Law Minister Ali
Mohammad Sagar said, while inspecting various hospitals in the
old city yesterday.
Taking serious note of the availability of spurious
drugs in the market, Sagar called for evolving a strict
mechanism for issuing licenses.
The minister also directed officials of the drug
controller office and health department to conduct surprise
checking at chemist shops on a regular basis.
"Periodical inspection should be conducted by the
concerned agencies for collection and verification of the
drugs being sold so that the difference can be made between
genuine and spurious ones," he said.
He also asked the concerned departments to ensure
imposition of penalty against the chemists selling spurious
drugs to send a "stern message to the culprits involved in the