Justice Magrey calls for effective implementation of Drugs & Cosmetics Act

The 2-day sensitization program is being organized by the J&K State Judicial Academy (J&KSJA) to improve necessary skills and efficiency of all stakeholders of Justice Delivery System.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 19 2017 12:42AM | Updated Date: Nov 19 2017 12:42AM
Justice Magrey calls for effective implementation of  Drugs & Cosmetics ActGK Photo

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge, High Court of J&K, on Saturday inaugurated sensitization program on Drugs and Cosmetics Act with the aim to strengthen the Judicial and Administrative Institutions.

The 2-day sensitization program is being organized by the J&K State Judicial Academy (J&KSJA) to improve necessary skills and efficiency of all stakeholders of Justice Delivery System.

The function was also attended by Justice (retd) Hasnain Massodi, Abdul Rashid Malik, director, J&K State Judicial Academy, Dr Pawan Kotwal, principal secretary of Health and Medical Education Department (commissioner Food Safety) and R. S. Thakur (Retd) assistant controller drugs.

While inaugurating the program, Justice Magrey gave an overview of the sensitization programme and said that the Sensitization Programme intends to provide the relevant and practical insights about food safety, standards, food safety management systems and related legal provisions under both the Acts. He said after the sensitization programme, participants would attain a uniform pattern of effective compliance of Food Safety and Standards Act and Drugs and Cosmetics Act across the state by getting a detailed knowledge regarding the parameters and guidelines under the Acts.

Pawan Kotwal while speaking on the occasion highlighted the increasing use of the preservatives, colouring agents and other related food ingredients that are posing high risk to the health of general public, which needs to be curbed immediately. He stressed that a roadmap should be formed to curb this growing menace of food adulteration and spurious drugs.

Justice (retd) Hasnain Massodi, deliberated upon the importance of the implementation of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act. He emphasized that it is the duty of the State to take care of the health of society because it is the question of life and death He said the role of participant officers is very crucial to keep vigil on the quality of drugs in the society.

On the Occasion, Director J&KSJA, Abdul Rasheed Malik in his introductory remarks said that right to health is a fundamental right of people and has been recognized in the constitution, statutory as well as in the international laws.