The students of MKCG Medical College and Hospital, here picketed outside the medical shops on the college premises on Wednesday in protest against flouting of Government order on discount to be paid to the patients by the campus shops.
The students led by their union president Tushar Kant Rath demanded bills from the medical shop owners and also asked them to give the required discount on every purchase.
However, the shop owners excused themselves saying that medicines are out of stock. As they took the plea of no-stock of important medicines, MKCGMCH authorities placed the matter before the district administration.
The Health and Family Welfare Department had directed the medical shops on the Government hospital campuses to provide 15 per cent discount on MRP of medicines to the patients in November, 2012. But the shops on MKCG campus are openly flouting the order. Lack of action against erring shops has encouraged the shop-owners to circumvent the Government order to earn more profit.
Even as the hospital authorities have also put up notices regarding Government order on MKCG campus, most of the buyers alleged that they are not getting the discount.