Chemist shops to be identified by Sr. Nos. instead of names to avoid fleecing by private chemist shops on the campus of PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh has received a complaint against these chemist shops.
PGIMER came up with the idea after it received complaints that private chemist shops are using the name and symbols resembling with AMRIT.
AMRIT, government-run Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) pharmacies. In future, the Chemist shops to be identified by Sr. Nos.
Around 15 chemist shops on the premises of the institute have been allotted space by the institute to run pharmacies.
The shops are allotted space through a tender process and the monthly rent of some shops on prime locations, which witness a huge rush of patients from the emergency wing, is more than ₹1 crore a month.
To avoid duplicity at the time of allotment of shops, the institute administration has denied permission to chemist shops to use the name of AMRIT pharmacies, officials said.