D&FCO & LPMRU organises awareness-cum-workshop in Nubra

Drug and Food Control Organisation, Leh along with Ladakh Price Monitoring and Research Unit (LPMRU) organised an awareness-cum-workshop session at the Conference Hall of SDM, Nubra in Diskit today in presence of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Nubra, Dorjey Gyaltson.

Chairperson BDC Diskit, Stanzin Gyatso and Hunder Councillor, Kunzang Lotus, various dignitaries from government departments, including Health, Education and chemists and govt pharmacists participated in the said programme.

The session focused on important public topics, such as awareness about centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) of Consumer Awareness, Publicity and Price Monitoring (CAPPM) on medicines and medical devices and related information. It also focused on Prevention of Drug Abuse/Drug Addiction among the children/adolescents and illicit trafficking.

The team headed by Mohd Bashir,I/C Drug Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organisation, UT Ladakh, including Dr Shabir, Physician Specialist, SDH, Diskit; Nawang Tashi, Project Coordinator, LPMRU and Nazia Kouser, Field Investigator, LPMRU were the resource persons for the session.

The resource persons briefed about the availability, accessibility and affordability of medicines and necessary points/measures to know or look out for while purchasing and consuming medicines.

The participants were given extensive awareness and know-how with respect to the agenda and were appealed to play a proactive role in making people aware about their health, usage and storage of medicines and prevention of drug abuse/ addiction and its illicit trafficking among the adolescents which has become a great challenge to the society.

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