Medical shops down shutters in Telangana

Medical shops down shutters in Telangana
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Around 25,000 medical shops in Telangana downed their shutters today as part of the nation-wide protest against the \"stringent\" regulations on sale of medicines. 

Hyderabad: Around 25,000 medical shops in Telangana downed their shutters today as part of the nation-wide protest against the "stringent" regulations on sale of medicines.

According to R Srinivas, general secretary of The Telangana Druggists and Chemists Associations, the 24-hour shut down call was exempted to outlets located in hospitals where inpatient service is offered.

"All the medical shops are closed. Future course of action will be decided by the executive committee of the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD)," Srinivas told PTI.

He said the chemists and druggist are opposing online sale of medicines and e-portal system introduced by the Centre under which sale of medicines should be uploaded.

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