Lok Sabha passes Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill, 2023


Lok Sabha passes Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill, 2023

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Lok Sabha has passed the Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill, 2023. The bill will amend the Pharmacy Act, 1948. The Bill has a special provision relating to persons registered or qualified under Jammu and Kashmir Pharmacy Act, 2021. It states that any person whose name has been entered in the register of pharmacists maintained under the Jammu and Kashmir Pharmacy Act or possesses qualifications prescribed under the act shall be deemed to have entered the register of pharmacists.

Replying to the discussion on the bill, Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, after the abrogation of Article 370 Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing fast development. He said, health infrastructure, rail network and highways are expanding in the Union territory which is also providing employment to people of the region.  Mr Mandaviya said, this Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill is related to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister said, India has become the pharmacy of the world. He said, Government is providing quality and affordable medicine to the citizens. Mr Mandaviya said, more than five crore people have taken the benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme.    

Sanjeev Kumar Singari of YSRCP and Dhal Singh Bisen of BJP participated in the discussion. 

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