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Centre permits doorstep delivery of medicines during Covid-19 lockdown | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Central authorities on Thursday allowed doorstep delivery of medicines to individuals during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to cease the unfold of coronavirus.
“The Central Government is happy that retail sale of drugs to the doorstep of shoppers is important to satisfy the necessities of emergency arising on account of pandemic COVID-19 and within the public curiosity, it’s essential and expedient to control the sale and distribution of medicine for his or her delivery to the shoppers,” learn a notification issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
These medicines that will likely be supplied on the doorsteps fall underneath the Schedule H class which implies such medicine can’t be bought with out the prescription of a certified physician.
Any sale of such medicine shall be based mostly on receipt of prescription that’s to be submitted bodily or by way of e-mail.
The notifications issued by the Ministry additionally stated the licensee shall submit an e-mail ID for registration with the licensing authority if prescriptions are to be acquired by way of electronic mail.
The Ministry stated in case of continual ailments, the prescription shall be allotted solely whether it is offered to the licensee inside 30 days of its difficulty and in acute cases, the prescription shall be allotted solely whether it is offered to the licensee inside 7 days of its difficulty.
The invoice or money memo shall be despatched by the return electronic mail and information of all such transactions shall be maintained by the licensee.
According to the ministry, the overall quantity of Covid-19 constructive circumstances have risen to 649 in India (together with 593 energetic circumstances, 42 cured/discharged individuals) and 13 deaths.

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