E-pharmacy: Medical stores in Maharashtra to remain shut on friday

The Chemist and Pharmacist association is at loggerheads with the Union government on the issue of E-Pharmacy. Recently the Union government has prepared a draft law for the E-Pharmacy and has put that in the public domain for the suggestions and objections

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  • The Chemist and Pharmacist Association has called for a pan India strike against the E-Pharmacy 
  • The strike will begin from the midnight of September 27 and will end on the midnight of September 28 
  • On September 28, a large number of Chemist and Pharmacist shop will remain closed. Though the association has decided to keep a few shops open for the benefit of people.
The Chemist and Pharmacist Association has strongly protested against the draft law prepared by the Union government.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Kailash Tandale, President of the Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association said, “We have decided to launch a nationwide protest on September 28, on the issue of E-Pharmacy. This will be a one-day token strike, and all the chemist shops will be closed from midnight of September 27 to September 28. But, we have also decided to keep a few shops open in various areas so that the strike will not cause inconvenience to the common people.”
The Chemist and Pharmacist Association has been protesting against the proposed law of E-pharmacy. They allege that the there would be no control over the E-pharmacies, and a large number of small retail chemist shops will also suffer.
Keeping in mind the shortage of medicines the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a toll-free number for people to contact them. It is 1800 222365. Apart from this number the people can contact the concerned authorities and 022 2659 2362, 022 2659 2363, 022 2659 2364 and 022 2659 2365.