Ramban: To curb the drug abuse and narcotics traffic in the district, on the directions of District Magistrate Ramban, the Police, and the Drug and Food Control organisation jointly carried out an inspection of various medical stores in Banihal town on Tuesday.
They checked the registration, authorization, and record of availability and sale of medicines, besides standard parameters of medicines, available in the chemists' shops.
Officials on the directions of District Magistrate, Mussarat Islam, and Senior Superintendent of Police Mohita Sharma, SDPO Banihal Nissar Khoja, SHO Banihal Mohd Afzal Wani, and Drug Control Officer Ramban Imtiyaz Ahmed, conducted checking of medical shops at Banihal to ensure that the pharmacies don't indulge in the unethical sale of psychotropic drugs and are maintaining sale records properly.
Officials said the drive was conducted to control the drug menace with a motto to make the Ramban District drug abuse free.
Instructions were issued to desist from malpractices, unethical trade.Chemists were directed to install CCTV at eminent places in their premises and adopt a computerized system of billing for the maintenance of records.
Further, SDPO requested the people to cooperate and keep an eye on medical stores.
Officials requested the general public to put a vigil on persons involved in the trade of narcotics and psychotropic drugs and inform the concerned departments if they were found indulging in such practices.