Pharmacists are unable to renew their J&K licenses for up to a year Srinagar: Last year, pharmacists at J&K were unable to renew their licenses, creating a situation where most medical stores are not registered in UT. The new online licensing system, the Department of Drug Administration and the Organization (DFCO) said, is in the final stages of renewal and will address the issues it faces.
A delegation of pharmacists and medical store owners told News agencies that over the past year, their expired licenses had not been renewed. “We do not have a license or registration.
Our papers are stuck and we have been running from one to the other but nothing, ”said a delegation member. He said although they had all the requirements to re-register but they could not start a doctor’s shop. “Previously we thought the problem would be solved in a month or two.
But now it’s been a year, ”he said. Pharmacists say many of them have tried new applications but have been able to continue.
Many pharmacists have said that they have been cutting a staggering number or being fined by drug testers when their licenses have expired. “This is a dangerous situation,” he said.
Prior to 2017, registration and licensing were offline and made online that year. The software, XLL, was hired by J&K DFCO to register and process other licensing requirements. In 2020, J&K DFCO adopted a new system recommended by the Central Drug Authority, the chief executive said.