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Chemists Observe Strike Across Punjab

Lahore (05 March 2018): The drugs and chemist Association Punjab is observing strike across the province against Drugs Act 2017 and demanded that the blackmailing from the health department officials in the garb of drugs act be ended.

According to details, the owners of medical stores are observing shutter down strike against the drug act across the province including the capital of the province, Lahore.Due to strike, all sorts of medical stores were closed while rallies were also taken out by the chemists across the province yesterday. The strike has caused suffering for many  and many operations in government and private hospitals were postponed due to non-availability of surgical items.It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab Assembly passed a drug amendment Act 1976 under which imprisonment of six months to five years and hefty fines were to be made on those selling sub standard drugs. Absence of qualified chemist at the stores would also cost imprisonment and hefty fines.

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