Telengana Chemists Call Off Proposed Strike

Published: 25th September 2015 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 05:31 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Telangana Chemists and Druggists Association called off the proposed bandh slated for September 28, after holding discussions with Director of Telangana Drug Control Administration (DCA) and other officials, on Thursday. Earlier, the association alleged that intended attacks by DCA caused them huge losses. The DCA cancelled the licences of medical outlets for 10 days for selling  Schedule H & H1 drugs without prescription.

The decisions comes after a day Greater Hyderabad Retail Medical Shops Association announced they will not support the bandh.

“Director of the DCA, Akun Sabharwal, has assured that he will look into our request regarding sale of Schedule H and H1 drugs. Some people bring prescription and buy a few medicines. On subsequent visits they don’t bring the prescription,” said S Venkatapathi, president of Telangana Chemists and Druggists Association.

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