Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya had urged Union Government to bar sale of painkillers
The Karnataka government has issued orders to all chemists and druggists in the state to maintain records of people buying painkillers and cold, cough and fever-related tablets. This comes as a vindication of sorts for Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya, who had written to the Union government urging it to bar sale of painkillers and fever-related medicines without a prescription. (Read here: https://thebengalurulive.com/stop-otc-sale-of-pain-killers-tejasvi-surya/)
At a media briefing on Thursday evening, Education Minister Suresh Kumar said, “We have been receiving information that people are going to chemists and druggists to buy fever, cold and cough-related medicines. As per the new orders, the chemists and druggists have to note down the name, address, landmark and contact mobile number of the person buying these medicines.”
He said the intention is to keep tabs on people consuming these tablets as it will be easy for the government to trace them during an emergency situation.