Chemists refuse to take old currency


JAIPUR: The cashier at the medical shop refused to take the recently scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes when Amit Kumar a local resident went to buy medicines at a retail shop in the city recently, leaving him in for a rude shock.
As per the government’s rule, retail medical shops have to accept the withdrawn notes. But many of them are not doing it as they don’t have bank accounts, where they can deposit these currencies.

The government’s decision that does not permit wholesalers of drug to acknowledge these banned notes from re rears has aggravated the issue.

Thus, it has gotten to be regular for retail medicinal outlets to deny clients, bringing about quarrels between the two and putting lives of patients in peril. “In the state, more than 20% medical shops don’t have financial balances. There are more than 40,000 retail medical shops. The vast majority of the retailers are accepting scrapped notes. They will keep on doing so till November 24 (according to the government’s rule),” asserted Rajasthan Chemists’ Association president R B Puri.

Numerous retailers purchase medicines from retailers directly by paying money. “For the most part, a retailer in a town gives the wholesaler a request for pharmaceuticals. He will supply meds twice per week to the retailer. While the bill measure of the prior exchange is paid to the merchant, the crisp conveyance is assumed on praise. This is a sort of cycle, which hosts been kept up by both the gatherings for quite a long time,” Puri said.

All the while, it’s the wholesaler that deals at the bank. Along these lines, such retailers who pay wholesalers straightforwardly are spurning the administration standard as they don’t have ledgers.