Medicine shops to remain closed today in support of Bharat Bandh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Sep 2018 12:12:36


Staff Reporter,

To protest against regulation of e-pharmacy proposed by the Government of India, in a notification issued on August 28, 2018, the nation-wide bandh of medicine trade on September 28 would be observed by Jabalpur Chemist and Druggist Association. The call of nation-wide bandh has been given by All India Chemist and Druggist Association and as per direction of the Madhya Pradesh Chemist and Druggist Association, the Jabalpur Chemist and Druggist Association would support the strike.

Expressing concern on future implications of the regulation of e-pharmacy, the Chemists and Druggist Association has strongly criticised the decision and said it would bring unethical practices as well as promote drug addiction amongst youths and that would be an irreparable loss to the nation.
Recent developments have caused restlessness in minds of over 8.5 lakh medicine traders across the country. The organisation has apprised about the situation to the Government, but with no results. Failing to get any response from the Government, the national body of the association has decided to go on nation-wide strike on September 28.

JCDA President, Sudhir Bhatija said that,on September 28 at 10 am, all the chemists and druggists would assemble at Dawa Bazar. From 11 am onwards, a rally would be taken out. A memorandum addressed to tnbhe Prime Minister of India would be given to Collector. The rally would commence from Civic Centre and pass through Karamchand Chowk, Omti via Ghantaghar would return to its starting point.

Eminent those who appealed to make the strike a success included Sudhir Bhatija, Dr Chandresh Jain, Rajesh Dengra, Alok Kohli, Sanjay Vishnoi, Manohar Ahuja, Rohit Budhiraja, Rahul Badkul, Azad Jain, Dr S K Badkul, Jaiprakash Maheshwari, Subhash Chandra Jain, Kapil Abrol, Ramesh Khatri, Vishal Jaiswal, Jaikisan Daingra, Manoj Sharma and others.

To gather support of medicine traders, chemists and druggists, a delegation of JCDA carried out contact drive, appealing traders to join the strike.