Anantnag: To ensure equitable access & availability of all Life saving and critical care Covid management drugs and availability of masks, sanitizers during these ” tough & challenging times”, the Officers of Drug control, Revenue and legal metrology departments under the direct supervision of Deputy commissioner Anantnag conducted a special drive wherein surprise & supervisory checks of Retail Pharmacies/Wholesale Outlets mostly situated near Covid Designated Hospitals here in Anantnag District
During these supervisory checks, the team made an emphasis that surgical masks and sanitizers are available at genuine price and to prevent black marketing, hoarding and profiteering of surgical masks, face shields, protective goggles, surgical gloves, high flow masks etc.
More than 40 shops were checked and sufficient stocks were found available in hand with these outlets.
The licensees were warned of severe action in case they were found in indulging ,hoarding /unfair trade practices, black marketing/over pricing of these surgical items and medical devices, so that general public don’t suffer in this context.
The main thrust of the drive was to curb stockpiling of medicines that may lead to shortage in the supply chain and to ensure that there is no shortage of essential and critical drugs pertaining to Covid-19 and to ensure that the formulations/medical devices are available at affordable process in the market and to prevent black marketing, hoarding profiteering, stock piling of drugs.
All the chemists were made on spot to display rate lists of these covid management surgical items and devices in a prominent place open to public.