Chandigarh: The Punjab state government has
promised to take stern measures against the chemist shops
located near the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala in
the wake of the recent dope scandal that has rocked the
"The health minister has ordered raids on all chemist
shops located outside NIS Patiala reportedly selling banned
drugs to players," Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh
Badal told reporters here amidst reports that athletes can
freely procure drugs from these outlets.
"The licences of all shops guilty of selling banned drugs
will be cancelled and criminal action under law would be taken
against erring chemists," he added.
It is learnt that all the chemist shops that sell
anabolic steroids to the athletes are strategically located
outside the NIS centre.
First Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 17:33