Medicine transportation in Moreh town banned
The Kuki Students' Organisation (KSO) Moreh block and all pharmacists in Moreh town resolved to ban transportation of medicines until a pharmacist association is formed.
The Kuki Students' Organisation (KSO) Moreh block and all pharmacists in Moreh town held a meeting at KSO Moreh office complex on Friday and resolved to ban transportation of medicines until a pharmacist association is formed.
The meeting was held after a complaint was made by the pharmacists to KSO alleging that 20 Assam Rifles at Tengnoupal gave free passage to few individuals who transported medicines in large quantities and prohibited other pharmacists from ferrying even two or three boxes of medicine.
The KSO Moreh block started investigation on the allegations made by various pharmacists and some individuals were caught and medicines were seized. On questioning, the drivers, who transported the medicines, disclosed that few other influential persons are also involved.
Concerning the scenario, the students' organisation convened a meeting with all pharmacists in Moreh town and carried out a few resolutions. It resolved to form an All Moreh Pharmacists' Association under KSO Moreh block at the earliest and transportation of the medicines should be done only after obtaining prior approval from the association and KSO Moreh block; to ban transportation of medicines until the association is formed; no other association or organisation or any trade body is allowed to transport the medicines; all the pharmacies including wholesalers should submit the list and quantities of medicines and stock register will be maintained by KSO Moreh block; and license or permit should be seized by KSO or fine will be imposed if any pharmacist is found violating the agreed points and if any pharmacist (license/permit holder) is found smuggling medicines to Myanmar.
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