ANANTNAG : Awareness cum education programme under the aegis of Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyan (NMBA) and Good pharmacy practices was today organised by Drug Control Authorities Anantnag in collaboration with Chemists and Druggists Association Kokernag.
During the programme, chemists of the area were sensitized regarding the basic principles, guidelines and SOPs of Good pharmacy practices by Drug Control Officers of Anantnag and Kulgam Districts.
Chemists in general were educated regarding the warning signs and red-flag indicators of substance and Drug Abuse and their ill effects.
Later, chemists pledged an oath regarding the responsibilities and duties of a Good pharmacist.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir Division emphasized upon the chemists to work with zeal and enthusiasm for the betterment of patient care.
They mandated the chemists to keep proper vigil on every suspicious addiction related activity and bring the same in the knowledge of law enforcement agencies.
Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir also instructed the chemists to share responsibilities of one and all to contribute in eradication of drug and substance abuse.
They were further directed to dispense the pharmaceutical preparations with addiction liability inconsonance with the duly signed and marked prescriptions of the medical practitioners.