This refers to the news “Chemists field touts in SMHS” (GK 30.09.09.). As a doctor working in the SMHS hospital, I fully agree with the views expressed in the news item. Anybody visiting the Hospital is witness to the force and unhealthy means used by these touts to woo customers. Whenever an attendant or a patient moves out of the OPD, these touts pounce on him or her and virtually drag them to their shops. And the story doesn’t end here. When somebody falls prey to any of them, contrary to what is promised to them, most of the times they end up getting substandard medicines. These chemists don’t just replace the brand of the medicine, many times they give medicines which the doctor has not even prescribed. They are doing all this at their own free will without any fear. We doctors at times have to double check the medicine given to the patients especially those who are from far flung areas. It is high time that the concerned authorities take appropriate action against these chemists and get rid of this menace once for all.
Dr. Javed Khursheed
SMHS Hospital, Srinagar.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Oct 2009 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Oct 2009 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM REFLECTIONS
Irks locals, poses threat to security, R&B sleeps
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 7: How serious are authorities towards City development? Well watch it out on the Airport Road where the footpath is in a dilapidated condition for months even though it’s feared to pose More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Oct 7: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today demanded immediate abrogation of Article 370, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “This article has brought havoc for the country both More
Srinagar, Oct 7: The High Court on Wednesday directed the state government and passport office authorities to issue travel documents to the grandson of chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani More
- GK Business
Tourist arrivals to Kashmir suffered due to unfounded negative publicity of presence of Taliban: Minister
Srinagar, Oct 7: In an attempt to prolong the tourism season in the Kashmir Valley, the J&K Tourism Department will hold a two-day Kashmir festival from October 10. The festival will be a regular annual More