Hyderabad: The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists Association has decided to postpone a planned one-day All India pharmacy strike which was scheduled to be held on November 23.
Officials said they don’t want to cause the common man “any more trouble” as they were already troubled by the recent removal of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from circulation.
Mr R. Gupta, of the Telangana Chemists Association, said: “The demonetisation has caused the people a lot of trouble and we do not want to aggravate the situation any further. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has called the office-bearers of the national trade body for a meeting to discuss the issues. So we will deliberate with them once again to work out a proper solution.”
The AIOCD has been against the slowly progressing illegal online pharmacy trade across various parts of the country. Mr Gupta added, “E-pharmacy has already taken the shape of a business model with very specific guidelines. This is going to be very harmful for the patients in the long run.”...