Odisha druggists support nationwide strike
Bhubaneswar: More than 17,000 retail and wholesale druggist`s and chemist`s shops remained closed in Odisha on Friday in support of the day-long all-India strike called by their colleagues, an official said.
Although shops in the state-run hospitals remained opened to meet urgent needs, patients and their attendants across the state had a tough time finding medicines. The shops in government hospitals witnessed long queues.
Members of the Utkal Druggist and Chemist Association (UDCA) that is supporting the shutdown also staged sit-ins in district headquarters towns across the state.
The organization members also staged a protest here near the Raj Bhawan, the official residence of Governor S.C. Jamir.
The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists Associations (AIOCDA) called the nationwide shutdown Friday to protest aganst the new drug policy and oppose foreign direct investment in the sector.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mikhail emailed sister Sheena Bora's resignation letter: Report
- Watch: Wife catches husband with his girlfriend at Goa Airport
- Shiv Sena announces award of 2 lakh for Hindu families with 5 kids
- Sheena Bora murder: DNA sample to reveal the truth
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: There are no shortcuts to success, says Dr Chandra
- Know box-office report of Saif-Katrina's 'Phantom'
- Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, driver taken to Raigad to recreate crime scene
- Wife catches husband along with his girlfriend at Goa airport, video goes viral – Watch
- Bihar polls 2015: Lalu pacifies 'upset' Mulayam ahead of Mahagatbandhan rally, offers 5 seats to SP