Pharma-Doc Nexus: Govt Gets 3 Weeks

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday granted the state government three weeks time to file a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking action against doctors who prescribe medicines in lieu of gifts by pharma companies.

A division bench of the court comprising of Justices Mohammad Yaqoob and Muzaffar Hussain Attar passed the directions after state government sought time to file a response.

The PIL was filed earlier this month by three persons Naseer Ahmad Shah, Lateef Panjabi and Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah following reports in section of press, highlighting nexus between the doctors and pharmaceutical companies offering cash, freebies, kickbacks for prescribing medicines of a particular company.

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