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Punjab Revokes Ban on Sale of Syringes, will Amend Notification

Safe Point India and HMD Foundation hails Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s prompt decision

Hailing Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s prompt decision to revoke the ban on the sale of syringes without a prescription, Safe Point India and HMD Foundation appreciated and thanked CM Amarinder Singh for the much needed timely action.

After the order Safe Point India and HMD Foundation raised an alarming concern on the urgent need to amplify this order because restrictive practices can actually compel a user to reuse the old easily available syringes and thereby expose himself and all other members of community to various infections and health hazard of undetermined proportions adding to already huge burden of HIV/ Hep B /Hep C infections and a host of other diseases.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday revoked the ban on the sale of syringes without a prescription. The Chief Minister’s Office has directed deputy commissioners across the state to issue orders to chemists to prepare an inventory of syringes and keep a record of their sale and the customers sold to. “We do not know why the respective Deputy Commissioners issued such ban orders. There was no direction from the state government. We will amend it,” said a functionary.

At least three district administrations, Faridkot, Bathinda and Fazilka …

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