39 Businesses Sealed In Kulgam

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SRINAGAR (KMN) – In a drive against market offences, a multi-disciplined squad led by the additional deputy commissioner, Gulzar Shabnum, Thursday went round various markets at Kulgam and near Yaripora in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam. The team included officials from Drug Control Organization, civic bodies and their food safety wings.

During the crackdown, the officials inspected clinics, diagnostic laboratories, drug stores and groceries. Finding some businesses allegedly running without licenses or storing expired medicines, the teams sealed nine clinics and 25 drug stores. Large quantities of expired and spurious drugs were seized.

The teams allegedly found several shops and groceries not displaying rate lists of various commodities they were retailing and imposed and realized fines totaling Rs 11,800 from them. Five shops were also sealed allegedly for not displaying rates and for selling substandard food articles. The civic and pollution control officials seized two quintal banned polythene bags at Kulgam and another 2.5 quintal at Yaripora and destroyed these on the spot.

Over the past couple of days, the district administration also carried out a sanitation drive at the district and sub district hospitals urging the patients and their attendants not to bring polythene bags into the premises.

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