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Hospitals found selling medicines without license

Chandigarh: A team of Haryana State Drug Controller Department has seized medicines, which were being sold and stored at National Skin Hospital and Alchemist Hospital in Panchkula without pharmacist license. A case under sections 18a and 18c of the drug control act has been registered.

Dr Vikas Sharma of National Skin Hospital said that as per provisions of the Medical Council of India (MCI) Act, they are authorised to sell medicines to their indoor patients and that they have record of all medicines, which they would submit to the authority soon. [Source: Punjab Newsline]


  1. Joker Joker Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Just stumbled on this article at random.
    Appreciate your efforts.

  2. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Not even a comment in these columns from one out of 6,00,000 or more registered medical practitioners in India. That is the level of irresponsibility seen amongst us. This is a national disaster and no one can save the medical profession.Majority of the doctors are more interested is running medical stores, which is more profitable than running hospitals and clinics!

  3. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Even after two years no one bothered to call me and I do not know what happened there in Haryana. That is the mind set of members of the medical profession and everyone – idiots – believe that they are the best in this world.

  4. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Some Drugs Control Officials are out to prove their might in Haryana also. The Hospitals failed to quote the “Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 & Rules, 1945”. Kindly see Rule 123 and Schedule K Item 5 to find out that Hospitals are exempted from all the sections in Chapter IV of the said Drugs Act and Section 18 is part of Chapter IV.

    To know more on this issue kindly visit and read the September 2010 issue of the QPMPA Journal.

    If the Punjab Newsline report is true, the hospitals must show records of purchase of the drugs from authorised sellers.

    To know more on this issue kindly call me – 09447485532

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