Pharmacists threaten stir if no action taken to resolve issues

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JAMMU: Alleging un-necessary delayed in registration of left over Pharmacists in Govt. Service, J&K Govt Pharmacist Association has threatened stir if no action is taken within days.
Addressing a press conference here today, Jammu Kashmir Govt Pharmacist Association President, Sushil Sudan said that the administrative department was sitting over the proposal forwarded by J&K Pharmacy Council for the registration of left over Pharmacists, who are in Govt service since years.
While addressing, he said that Govt Pharmacists are suffering very badly due to revocation of article 370 and extension of Pharmacist Act 1948 in the UT of J&K.
“The Govt Pharmacist / Medical Assistant got registration form the State Pharmacy Council under Section 18-C before implementation of Pharmacy Act 1948. But majority of Govt Pharmacists who posted in remote and hilly area of UT were unable to avail opportunity from state Pharmacy Council as Registered Pharmacists after the revocation of Article 370 new central act i.e. pharmacy Council Act 1948 was implemented in UT. Due to that many Govt Pharmacist are unable to get registration from Pharmacy Council under new Pharmacy act 1948 Section 32-C as they require prior registration by J&K Pharmacy Council”. Aggrieved with this new Pharmacy Act, Sudan said that a deputation of JKGPA led by him met Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Bhatnagar and brief the matter in depth.
Deputation also met three to four times to worthy Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education to recommend to amendment to the Pharmacy Council of India to accommodate the left out serving Govt Pharmacists of UT lamenting that no action was been taken by the administrative department despite recommendation of J&K Pharmacy Council, Sudan once again urged to Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education recommend the just and genuine the demands of JKGPA before the appropriate authority to give justice to Govt Pharmacist and bring amendment Section -32C of Pharmacy Act 1948.
He also threatened indefinite strike by J&K Pharmacist Association if no action is taken within days over the registration issue.
Other present in the press conference were Ch Jarnail Singh, Kamal Jit Sawhney, Bharat Bhushan Bhagat, Yougal Bakshi, Shaffket Hussain, Mela Singh, Dharminder Singh, Madan Lal Sharma, Daleep Chowdhary, Ved Paul Saini, Surjeet Kumar, Tarseem Lal Sharma , Vishav Bandhu, Rakesh Bakshi, Pawan Kumar,Mukhtar Ahmed , Vishal Patel and Mahesh Sharma.

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