KATHMANDU: Market monitors in the Capital today inspected drug stores in various locations of the city and found three of them to have been running without meeting government standard.
Authorities from the Department of Commerce, who were led by officer Sharad Nath Uprety, found that the three medical stores were being operated by persons who had never received formal training on handling of drugs.
“The three pharmacies in Maharajgunj were found running without meeting government-set regulations. The medical shops were not in a location suited for selling medicine,” said an official.
The pharmacies that were allegedly flouting regulations are: Welfare Pharmacy, Prakrit Drug House and Bashu Pharmacy, all located in Maharajgunj area.
While Welfare Pharmacy was selling defective medicine, Prakrit Drug House was being run by people who have not received training on pharmacy. Similarly, Bashu Pharmacy was not at a proper location.
The owners of the pharmacies have been directed to present themselves before the Drug Administration Department and follow government directives.