YPC rejects extension to Category C

Health Reporter

PESHAWAR: The Young Pharmacists Community (YPC) has strongly opposed the further extension of Category C licenses and said that the provincial government should stop this move to safeguard the precious lives of the public from non-qualified and unprofessional persons working in pharmacies.

Dr Waqas Ahmad, President, YPC, in a press release issued on Friday said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government had amended the outdated Drug Rules 1982 in 2017 to secure the lives of the public by ensuring them the availability of quality medicines through qualified and professional human resources as well as to discourage the mushroom growth of unlicensed pharmacies, however, due to the pressure from few segments the rules could not be implemented.

He said that now the government had again intended to grant extension to Category C license holders as it had given in 2018 and 2019, however, this decision was against the public interest and it would endanger the precious lives of human beings, adding that current decision was like to roll back the reforms agenda of the ruling party.

The YPC president further stated that the pharmacists community strongly rejected this move and it could not allow the government to leave the public at the mercy of non-technical and non-qualified individuals, adding that the government must implement the amended Drug Rules 1982 in letter and spirit as it was a dire need of the time.

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