SHILLONG: In an order issued on January 12, 2022, the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, has directed all the medical/pharmacy shops of the district selling scheduled H, H1 or X drugs as per Rules 65 of Drugs and Cosmetics Act & Rules, 1945 to install CCTV cameras inside and outside of the shops.
A time period of one month has been given to the shop owners for installation of CCTV cameras. Footage of CCTV camera may be randomly checked by the District Drug Controller Authority/CWPO at any time. In case any medical/pharmacy shop fails to comply with the order, appropriate action shall be taken by the DC East Khasi Hills against such person/owner as empowered under relevant portions of law. "This order comes into force with immediate effect and will remain in force until further orders," the DC said.