Drug stores caught selling flood hit medicines

Bindroo Brothers, Angel Pharmacy, Owais Medicate, Valley Medicate, International Medicate , Friends Medicate sealed

A team of officers of Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) conducted surprise checks and raids  in Iqbal Park and Karan Nagar areas of Srinagar City amidst  complaints  that certain drug and food establishments are indulging in sale of flood hit medicines and food articles to consumers, an official handout from Information Department said.

 ‘It was found that the establishments namely M/s Bindroo Brothers and M/s Angel  Pharmacy, both at opposite Iqbal Park, M/s Owais Medicate, , M/s Valley Medicate, M/s International Medicate  and M/s Friends Medicate at Karan Nagar  Srinagar were indulged in unethical trade practices  by displaying flood hit commodities for sale,’ the handout said.
‘The establishments were forced to shut their operations forthwith till such time a satisfactory compliance report with  respect to their hygienic condition and good trade practices is furnished by Empowered Inspectorate staff.’
‘The trade fraternity has been impressed upon to live up to the expectations of masses by taking all precautionary and preventive measures ensuring that such  acts of omission could not by committed and repeated  as well. The traders have been warned of strict administrative action if anyone is found indulging in such practices.  The general public is also requested to contact on these Mobiles Numbers 9419017140, 9419086006, 9419005620 and 9419017150 for redressal of their grievances.’
Meanwhile in a separate handout SMC said: “Health Officer SMC Dr Rubeena Shaheen along with her team of food safety officers inspected a prominent business establishment selling medicines and other day to day commodities namely  Bindroo. The owner was caught red handed selling flood affected medicines and other eatables. Dr Rubeena on spot suspended the food license of the owner and has sealed down the shop on spot.”
“Most of the medicines including baby food and other eatables of his provisional store were found flood affected . We have  sealed down the shop  and cancelled his food license,” said Dr Rubeena .
SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba said “SMC shall not in any case tolerate such an illegal acts at the cost of public health.”

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