Shopian: An awareness programme under the aegis of Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyan was organised by Drug Control organization Shopian in collaboration with Shopian Chemists and Distributors Association at Shopian on Tuesday.

The daylong programme was attended by the chemists of the area who were sensitized regarding the scenario of drug abuse and its consequences on our society, guidelines were issued to chemists and distributors regarding the proper maintenance of records of drugs which are prone to addiction.

Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir Division emphasized upon the chemists to ensure installation of CCTV cameras and computerized billing systems and share responsibilities in eradication of drug abuse.

Assistant drugs Controller Pulwama/Shopian instructed the chemists not to dispense any habit forming drugs without the prescription of a registered medical practitioner.