With a majority of India under lockdown, the going has got tough for providers of essential services, too. Medicine traders, for example, are facing a crisis of logistics.
The chemists’ association reached out to the Department ' of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), state chief ministers and even to the Prime Minister’s Office highlighting the challenges faced in transporting medicines.
Explaining the situation, Jagannath Shinde, president of the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) that represents 850,000 chemists across India, said they had approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that delivery does not collapse. “I had a video-conference with the Prime Minister and we have also written to the DoP, which has assured assistance,” Shinde said.
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