Pharmacists to protest setting up of e-portal to regulate medicine sales
CHENNAI: On the occasion of their protest against the proposal of the central Ministry of Health to create an electronic portal to regulate the sale of medicines, pharmacists in Chennai, Madurai and Karur wear a black label on Tuesday. However, pharmacists have decided not to participate in the Gaza Strip called by the All-India Organization of Chemicals and Drugs (AIOCD) Tuesday.
The administrative secretary of Tamil Nadu, the Association of Chemists and Pharmacists T Natarajan, who led the annual general meeting on Sunday, said: “We are not going to close pharmacies on Tuesday, Secretary of State. Will submit a memorandum to the Central Health Ministry says that the establishment of an electronic portal is not viable for Tamil Nadu chemists. ”
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It is useless to protest against electronic portals and yes, as indicated, certain issues should be addressed in the management of rural areas and so that the layout of the facility may be asked.
There are 5,000 pharmacies in Chennai, of which about 1,000 are managed by companies. The remaining 4,000 pharmacies are run by people and are represented by the Druggists and Association (District of Madras). Natarajan, who is also the general secretary of the district association of Madras, said: “The establishment of an electronic portal to regulate the sale of medicines is not possible without the great modernization of infrastructure, certainly not possible in rural areas , Since there is no Internet access. ”
According to the proposal, an autonomous body will develop and maintain the electronic platform in which manufacturers of medicines, wholesalers, distributors, wholesalers, pharmacies and authorized electronic pharmacies must register.