Chemists’ strike: Medical shops remain closed

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Sep 2018 15:40:03


Staff Reporter,

Medicine traders of the city under the banner of Jabalpur Chemist and Drugist Association protesting against regularisation of e-pharmacy, cent per cent foreign direct investment have kept their business institutions closed and remained on strike, on Friday. A grand rally was taken out in which medicine wholesale traders, medicine retailers have participated and given memorandum to Collector at Collectorate.

The chemists and druggists of city joined the protest on the call of All India Chemist and Druggist Association and on the appeal of Madhya Pradesh Chemist Association, Chairman, Gautam Chand Dhiga, Rajive Singhal, JCDA, President, Sudhir Bhatija, Dr Chandresh Jain and other eminent office bearers.

Secretary of the JCDA, Dr Chandresh Jain informed that the supply of drugs through on-line pharmacy would become an easy source to get drugs that may cause addiction. It would put the future of youths on stake and it would be an irreparable loss to the nation. He said quality of medicines through on-line medicine pharmacy would remain in question. The Law for regularising online pharmacy is proving a black-law for the above 8.5 lac Chemist and Drugist across the country. It would directly effect the employment of four to five families working in shops and go-downs of traders. It would also increase unemployment.

Earlier in the morning at 10 am the medicine wholesale and retail traders assembled at Dawa Bazar, Civic Centre on the call of JCDA. At 12 pm a rally was taken out. Rally commenced from Civic Centre, which passed through Karamchand Chowk, Omti, Ghantaghar and reached Collectorate where office bearers and members have given 16 point memorandum at Collector office addressing to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi through SDM JP Yadav and apprised him about the black law for Medicine trade.

Prior to the start of rally a bunch of 101 black balloons was released by the Sudhir Bhatija, Manohar Ahuja, Dr Chandresh Jain, Mukesh Agrawal, Sharad Agrawal, Jaiprakash Maheshwari, Rajesh Dengra, Azad Jain, Rahul Badkul. In holding the rally Alok Kohli, Sanjay Vishnoi, Manohar Ahuja, Rohit Budhraja, Subhash Jain, Ramesh Khari, Vishal Jaiswal, Jaikishan Dengra, Sameer Singhai, Manoj Sharma, Jitendra Jain, Neeraj Narad, Babu Saheb Ansari, Manoj Arora, Rakesh Soni, Ajay Nema, Sunil Soni, Paras Jain, Prashant Soni and around 400 members were present to make rally a success.

At Civic Centre, on return rally converted into a public meeting, which was addressed by the office bearers of JCDA. Secretary, Dr. Chandresh Jain proposed vote of thanks towards the traders for extending their support and expressed regret on inconvenience caused to the general public of Jabalpur.