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DCGI Promises GPS To Fight Illegal Medicine Business

DCGI Promises GPS To Fight Illegal Medicine Business

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2019 12:35 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) S Eswara Reddy has assured the pharmacists of implementing GPS (Global Positioning System) to keep the illegal business of medicines and illegal pharmacies at bay.

Reddy was in Guwahati on Sunday in connection with the first two-day National Pharmacists’ Convention held Pragjyoti ITA Centre at Machkhowa here. The convention that began on Saturday concluded on Sunday.

According to convention’s national coordinator Safiur Rahman Khan, Reddy spoke on the development of special software to ensure the presence of pharmacists in pharmacies. This software, according to Raddy, will let everybody know which pharmacies have pharmacists in them. “A system will be made that every medicine package to carry the message – only pharmacists can provide medicines. This apart, a system will be made to display the name, photo and registration number of the pharmacists in every legal pharmacy in its signboard.

The description of the pharmacists should cover a-third space of the signboard. We’re going to appeal to the Assam Government to implement the Pharmacy Act, 1948 and the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1945,” Khan quoted Reddy as saying at the convention.

According to National Pharmacists’ Convention Committee’s general secretary BK Barman, the two-day convention took 13 resolutions which will be sent to the Prime Minister of India through the Pharmacy Council of India president and the Drugs Controller General of India.


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