• Friday, December 6, 2019

Medical Stores Go on Province-wide Strike Against Punjab Govt

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  1. SherDil

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    Pharmacies and medical stores across Punjab are going on strike from today (Monday) onwards until their demands are met. Their demand calls on the government to amend the Drugs Act 1976, particularly in regards to those relating to against the pharmaceutical community.



    The community has concerns regarding how the current Drug Act is against the pharmacies that are penalized heavily against alleged small offences. The government believes that it is doing what it can to protect the public against the use of fake or counterfeit medicines from pharmacies, hence its insistence on enforcing tougher penalties on alleged absconders.

    The decision to protest and call for strike was taken in a meeting attended by 13 different representatives of pharmaceutical companies, distributors, wholesalers, pharmacists, chain pharmacies, homeo, tib, unani and herbal medicine makers, dealers and retailers. Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association and Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum were also among the participants in the meeting.

    Dissuaded by The Government
    However one of the associations was dissuaded from joining the strike by Khawaja Imran Nazir, Minister for Primary and Secondary Health.

    The minister said in a news conference that he held successful talks with the Pakistan Chemist Retailers Association which announced disassociation from the strike call by some elements.

    After the meeting, Dr. Noor Muhammad Mahar, President of Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum said that offences against pharmacists (who are highly qualified professionals according to him) should be brought to the Pharmacy Council, according to the Pharmacy Act 1967 instead of directly registering FIRs against them.

    Threatening to Leave Pakistan
    Dr. Haroon Yousaf, Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association’s General Secretary, adds that Pakistani pharmacists are already accepted all over the world. If derogatory laws against them are enforced, the pharmacist community in Pakistan would have no choice but to migrate to US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

    At the previously mentioned press conference, Mr. Khawaja Nazir said that no one would be allowed to manufacture or sell fake or substandard drugs in Punjab. Anyone who does would have strict action taken against them.

    The minister held talks with a delegation of the Pakistan Chemist Retailers Association. The delegation was headed by the chairman of the association, Ishaq Mayo.

    Chemist Association Backing The Government
    The chairman of the Chemist Retailers Association said that he supported the government’s decision to regulate homeopathic and herbal medicine. He added that the association would also back the government’s decision to take strict action against sale of counterfeit drugs and against medical stores and chemist that sell life saving medicine to addicts who use it as tranquilizers.

    Mr. Mayo added that action should be taken against chemists or stores depending on the nature of the violation instead of outrightly stripping the dispenser of their license or sealing the store just because of a minor negligence.

    Via Dawn
     
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    Everybody in Pakistan is mautbar.
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    They openly admit their crime, book them all in
     
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    Corrupt against Corrupt
     
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    who is not corrupt in Pakistan is the big question

    First question is why are Pharmacist going on strike, very few drug stores are owned by Pharmacist, they only sell/rent their professional degree to John Doe to open a drug store and earn monthly commission. Next law should be against doctors collecting commission from labs to refer patients for unnecessary tests for 40% to 50% commission.
     
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    well i hope these medical store people are happy now with 60+ people dead now i hope they are bloody happy having blood on their hands.

    protesting because the government is started a crack down on illegal medicines being openly sold to the general public. disgusting stuff by these protesters, now they have to live with a guilt for all their lives.

    I hope the government crack downs harder and puts the fines up to double so these murders are out of work.
     
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    How low a human has to fall to sell a sugar drink as life saving drug for few hundred rupee, one really has to kill the human inside you to do that.
     
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    Everyone is corrupt including us.Thats why idiots are ruling us and we are proudly calling ourselves their "jialys"
    I am not saying this, Quran says that bad people deserve rulers of their kind.