All Good: Admin Plays Down Reports Of Medicine Shortage

SRINAGAR — The administration Monday played down media reports on shortage of medicinces in Kashmir due to inclement weather.

“Representatives of chemists and druggists of Kashmir today assured the Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan that they have enough medicine supply in  to last for more than a month and refuted the reports of shortage of stocks,” an official spokesman said.

A certain section of press has carried a news report regarding the shortage of medicines in the Valley, the spokesman said.

In this regard, an emergency meeting was convened today by the Divisional Commissioner with the Chemists & Druggists Association, Kashmir to evaluate the position about the availability of drugs and medicines, including Insulin and other Life Saving Drugs in the valley.

As per the feedback given by the Association, there is absolutely no dearth of medicine in the Valley especially Insulin and other Life Saving Drugs.

It was intimated by the Association that available stocks of Insulin and other emergency drugs are sufficient to last for more than a month. Besides, they have also intimated that most of the drugs come by air from the principal suppliers and ventilation of such concern by certain section of Press is not based on facts.

The Divisional Commissioner directed them to keep the Div Com abreast with the situation on periodical basis.

Meanwhile, as per the information collected from various hospitals, the Divisional Commissioner reiterated that there is no shortage of medicines and the stocks are sufficient to cater to the requirement across the Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri has postponed the entrance test for M.Phil and PhD programmes scheduled on 17 February.

“In view of the inclement weather, the Entrance test for M.Phil and PhD Programme, scheduled on 17th Feb 2019 has been postponed,” said a varsity spokesman. 

The entrance test will now be held on 3rd March 2019, he said.

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