Chemists go on indefinite strike

LUDHIANA: Most of the chemist associations of Ludhiana went on an indefinite strike from Friday, hours after raids had been conducted on 3 medical retail outlets on Pakhowal Road.

With raids being conducted on pharmacies to check sale of drugs, one of the associations on Thursday had given two days’ ultimatum to the federal government to prevent the exams. Even as that they had threatened strike from July 16, the Friday’s raids made medical retail outlets down shutters with instant effect.


Ludhiana District Chemist Association president GS Chawla said, “Checks on medical retail outlets by way of the ones now not related to the departments concerned is inflicting a lot harassment. We had given two days’ ultimatum to the federal government on Thursday. But regardless of that 3 raids had been conducted on Friday. Therefore, we have now made up our minds to go on an indefinite strike.”


“We have made it clear many a time that no medical retailer sells any kind of medication. In reality, we have now extended each kind of help to the federal government. But nonetheless we are being focused unnecessarily. On Monday, all chemists and medicine traders of Ludhiana district will acquire at mini secretariat and handover the keys in their stores to deputy commissioner Pradeep Agrawal,” he added.


Aman Ahuja, president of Ludhiana Retail Chemists’ Association, said, “A tehsildar and a patwari entered the 3 medical retail outlets on Pakhowal Road and conducted exams illegally. More than three,000 medical retail outlets in the district have joined the stir.”


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