Adequate number of drug inspectors to be appointed in the state soon: Chief Minister


Dehradun 07 July, 2018- To check the growing incidents of drug abuse in the state strictly, adequate number of drug inspectors will be appointed soon. Keeping in view security of women, Selaqui police check post will be upgraded into a police station with adequate number of police women. A meeting of Pharma entrepreneurs and bio-diversity board to be held soon to solve the problems of Pharma industry. A proposal to give concession in income tax on the lines of North-eastern states will be sent to the central government.  A proposal to give transportation subsidy to pharma units will be considered.

Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat gave these instruction while reviewing the progress of pharma industries in the state. Expressing concern at the increase of drug abuse amongst youth, he instructed that adequate number of drug inspectors should be appointed to check medicines and drug peddlers. Secretary Health informed in the meeting that at the time of formation of the state there were 1500 drug stores in the state and the number has now increased to 15,000. He said that there is need of 80 drug inspectors in the state whereas only four drug are working.

Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that keeping in view the increase in production cost of medicines on transportation of machinery, raw material and packing due to tough geographical conditions of the state, a proposal to give transportation subsidy to pharma units will be considered.

Chief Minister instructed the Secretary Power and officials of power corporation to pay special attention to provide uninterrupted power to pharam units. He also instructed to prepare a proposal on the possibility of an export hub at Haridwar.

 Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that proposal to set up ultra modern laboratories should be considered to check the quality of medicine for exports as per international standards. Chief Minister instructed that a meeting between Pharma industry and bio-diversity board should be held soon to sort out their problems.

 There are large number of women workers at Selaqui since it an industrial area and a Pharma city. On the issue of women’s security at pharma city, Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat instructed the SSP, Dehradun to upgrade the Selaqui police check post into a police station and post adequate women police staff.

Chief Minister said that in view of the paucity of land and with an aim to increase medicine export and set up modern units, laboratories and other facilities, information about those industry and hospitals who were allotted land by the government but they did not set up their units on that land in the last ten years should be collected. He said that all the stake holders should work in coordination with an aim to provide maximum number of employment to local youth.

Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Secretary, Finance Amit Negi, Nitesh Kumar Jha, Radhika Jha, Saujanya, District magistrate S.A.Murugesan, SSP Nivedita Kukreti and officials of Power corporations were present in the meeting.