Srinagar, Jan 6:
Greater than 300 chemists are on the possibility of shedding registration as Union
Territory management has failed to determine Pharmacy Council for renewing
This follows the
abolition of J&Ok Pharmacy Council after the state changed into union territory on
October 31. Previous J&Ok Pharmacy Council used to be mandated to grant registration
and renew drug licenses of the chemists. Alternatively, the Council ceased to exist
submit October 31.
An authentic of
Well being Division stated Jammu and Kashmir is but to determine new frame as consistent with
the Centre Pharmacy Act 1948.
“The Pharmacy Act
is in position since November 1 when Jammu and Kashmir changed into Union Territory.
Alternatively, there is not any mechanism in position for registrations and renewals of
licenses as a result of Pharmacy Council has been abolished,” he stated.
There are 25000
chemists and druggists in J&Ok. Licences of greater than 300 pharmacists are
looking ahead to renewals since October 31.
A scientific store
proprietor stated danger of closure looms massive as their licenses have now not been
“Executive must identify Pharmacy Council
on the earliest in Jammu and Kashmir. There may be an apprehension that many
pharmacists might lose registration below the central act. Beneath the central act,
there is not any provision of registration for matriculates as pharmacists,” he
Jammu and Kashmir
Chemists and Druggists Affiliation stated Drug Division has recommended licence
holders could also be given respiring time of 3 years until they qualify for
preserving license below Drug Act 1948.
Commissioner, Well being and Scientific Schooling Division, Atul Dulloo stated
executive is setting up Pharmacy Council in 10 days. “Pharmacists can renew
licenses as Pharmacy Council is being established in 10 days. New licences will
be issued as consistent with the central Act,” he stated.
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