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Medical stores in Churachandpur district directed to install CCTV cameras

The move was taken following the need to monitor the sale of Medical Shops selling schedule “H” and “X” drugs and in compliance with the joint action plan on ‘Prevention of Drugs and Substance Abuse among Children and Illicit Trafficking’.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 26 Jun 2024, 4:40 am

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Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

The Manipur government has instructed medical stores in Churachandpur district selling schedule ‘H’ and ‘X’ drugs to install CCTV cameras.

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District Magistrate Churachandpur, Dharun Kumar, in an order dated June 10, directed all the Medical/Pharmacy shops of Churachandpur District selling scheduled ‘X’ or ‘H’ drugs as per Rule 65 (3) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 to install CCTV cameras inside and outside their shops.

It informed that a time period of one month is given to all the medical/pharmacy shops owners for installation of CCTV cameras. The District Drug Controller Authority/Child Welfare Police Officer can randomly check the footage of the CCTV camera anytime, it asserted.

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It warned that appropriate actions will be taken against those Medical/Pharmacy Shop owners who fail to comply with the order. It further instructed all concerned SDM and Executive Magistrate to execute the order within their respective jurisdiction with the help of Police & Drugs Inspector and submit reports accordingly.

The move was taken following the need to monitor the sale of Medical Shops selling schedule “H” and “X” drugs and in compliance with the joint action plan on ‘Prevention of Drugs and Substance Abuse among Children and Illicit Trafficking’ initiated by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), it said. The same is issued in exercise of the power conferred under Section 133 (1) (6) CrPC, it added.

 

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