SHILLONG: A dentist in Shillong has prescribed whiskey to one of his patients who had complained of withdrawal symptoms amid lockdown as all over the country only essential services have been operating.
Many people have criticised the doctor for prescribing the patient whiskey.
Dr B Purkayastha who asked his patient, a 65-year-old, to not drink more than 3 pegs (of whiskey) a day said, "He (patient) is having difficulty sleeping. I advised him to consume alcohol in limited quantity to avoid health complications."
Meghalaya Govt had ordered liquor to be home delivered amid lockdown.
According to an official order, “Meghalaya government has approved home delivery of liquor on health grounds strictly against medical prescriptions issued by the registered medical practitioner…Bonded warehouses may be allowed to sell and provide home delivery of liquor as a special case with immediate effect up to 14th April, 2020 (midnight) until further orders to customers who are 21 years old and above.”
Customers will have to log in and upload prescription for the delivery. The bonded warehouse will then have to get approval from the officer in charge to deliver the same to the customer fter all dues are cleared.