Over 10 thousand sales and medical representatives participated in this rally. The rally was carried out from Jijamata Udyan (Byculla zoo) till Azad Maidan, Fort. Various trade unions, organisations and associations including that of doctors and chemists have extended their solidarity to this protest.
The FMRAI has made demands to the central government asking for reduction of medicine price, no GST on medicines and medical devices, to stop online sale of medicine, compliance of labour and medicine related laws of the land by the companies and stringent action against the erring employers by the state government of Maharashtra
Santanu Chatterje, General Secretary, Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives’ Associations of India said, “The state government said that medicines will be made available at affordable prices for common man. But in reality, generic medicines are not affordable. Branded generic medicines are unaffordable. And due to GST, the prices of medicines have gone up. Not only this, even though there is ban on the online sale of medicine. Still, the medicines are being sold. There is no restriction by government on this. So, state government should come forward and resolve the issues.”