The High Court refused to remove the ban on online sale of medicines on Tuesday. The High Court said that when the rules regarding online sale of drugs are not enforced, it can not be allowed. The next hearing of the case will be on February 6.
The Central Government's lawyer before the Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao said that it will take time to prepare the rules for online sale of drugs. In view of this logic, the ban on online pharmaceutical sale was extended to next date.
Urging the court to make him a party before the court, he said that the Madras High Court has lifted the ban on online sale of medicines. The High Court directed the directive on December 13, 2018, to stop the online sale of medicines while hearing the Zahir Ahmed's PIL.
It was said that daily medicines are being sold online in the country. There is no law to control it. It is being messed up with patients' health and wellness, so patients should be stopped immediately, keeping in mind the health of the patients.
Another such petition is also under consideration in the High Court. The petition has been filed by the South Chemist and Distributor Association (SCDA). On this petition, Justice Vibhu Bakhru has fixed the date of February 25 for hearing on the SCDA's petition on October 5, 2018, issuing notice to the Central Government, Delhi Government and related agencies.