It must be mentioned here that the AIOCD has proposed the nationwide pharmacy bandh in protest against the Centre’s initiative to supply medicine online.
In a release on Monday, ADDA general secretary Bikram N Choudhury appealed to all the drug traders to stand united and protest Centre’s initiative by shutting their respective pharmacies on September 28. Choudhury informed The Sentinel that along with rest of the nation, all pharmacies across the State too will remain closed from 12 at night on September 27 till 12 at night on September 28.
“Starting from life-saving drugs to the commonly used one, as soon as all sorts of medicines are available online, access of various addictive drugs will also become easier than earlier. Eventually, it will create a negative impact upon the youths. Hence, it will multiply the number of drug addicted individuals in the State,” Choudhury said in the release.
Meanwhile, Choudhury further informed The Sentinel that keeping in mind the possible adversaity of the patients, two pharmacies will remain open in front of every government and private hospitals.