Jammu & Kashmir

Provide information, get rewarded, says JK Admin as officials seek info on misuse of Govt supplied medicines

A frame of a pharmacy store outside district hospital in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

Srinagar: The administration on Thursday announced a ‘suitable reward’ to people who gives information about misuse of drugs or hospital items stamped as “JKMSCL Supply Not for Sale” by any person in or outside the Government Healthcare institutions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) is a Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of JK, which is the nodal agency for procurement, warehousing, and distribution of generic medicines, surgicals, sutures, machinery/equipment and allied items for various Government Health Institutions of JK.

“The Drugs are released to Government Healthcare institutions only after Quality testing/analysis by the empanelled Drug Testing Laboratories which are GMP certified and NABL accredited,” JKMSCL said in a statement

“The medicines and allied items are stamped as JKMSCL supply- “Not for Sale”. These are distributed free of cost in Govt Hospitals only and are Not for Sale,” it said.

JKMSCL is having its Drugs and Vaccines Distribution Management System (e-aushadhi) for effective distribution of these supplies. The Purchase Order, inventory management, vaccine supply chain management, drugs distribution etc all come under the ambit of e-aushadhi, through which JKMSCL can trace any of the batches of the drug in use or misuse.

“It is for the information for all the General Public that if any person comes to know about misuse (Sale/Purchase) of any Drugs or Hospital items stamped as- “JKMSCL Supply Not for Sale” by any person in/outside the Government Healthcare institution, he/she may inform through post or e-mail [email protected] or in person,” the official statement mentioned.

His/her identity shall be kept secret and he /she shall be rewarded suitably, the department added.


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