‘Sweeper’ given licence to run pharmacy, runs a medical store in Central Kashmir

Budgam: If locals are to be believed, the Drug Controller Department Kashmir has surprisingly provided a license to a sweeper, to run a medical shop in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Locals from Aribagh Colony in BK Pora Budgam said that a medical shop at Magraypora Machaw is run by a man who is a sweeper in Jehlum Valley College.

“Barely knowing ABC about the medical profession, this man is running a medical store and has got a proper license from the Drug Controller Department,” they said and sought the intervention of Health Minister.

The locals have in fact lodged a complaint vide number 65607 in the Chief Ministers Grievance Cell but no so far no action has been initiated against him.

They allege that a professional doctor attends his medical store, and during his absence, they said the sweeper himself treats patients.

“We have no personal animosity with the said person but want to convey a message to Director Health Services Kashmir and Drug Controller Department that they should at least check the credentials of the man before issuing licenses,” the locals said.


(With inputs from CNS)

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