‘Bring law to control liquor consumption,’ Mumbai doctor to PM

In his letter, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi has demanded that the government should form a concrete policy to control the liquor consumption. Dr Chaturvedi has also vehemently opposed the proposal of online sale of liquor in the state

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Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head and Neck surgeon from Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital, has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

On Sunday, while speaking to one of the news agencies, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, the Excise Minister Maharashtra, had reportedly said that there is a proposal for sale of liquor online.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head and Neck surgeon from Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital said, “In India, 60% of deaths are due to non-communicable diseases, and, excess liquor consumption is also the major contributor. It is also proven that liquor consumption causes cancer. As we have a special act for tobacco control, the state should form a policy for liquor control too.”

Dr Chaturvedi further said, “Alcohol consumption is legally allowed above the age of 25, but, the law has not been implemented properly. The liquor consumption in high school and college going students has increased by 25 per cent.”