Bhubaneswar: The Drug Controller Administration of Odisha under the Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday directed pharmacists across the state to record the addresses and contact numbers of person buying medicines for flu and cold.
As per reports, drug stores have been asked to provide the recorded data to the health authorities in their respective areas.
Drug Control officials have also directed pharmacists to sell cold and flu medicines only after checking the prescription produced by the buyer properly.
Besides, private clinics and hospitals have also been instructed to provide information related to such patients.
The Odisha government has implemented this new rule to trace the people, who are trying to avoid getting tested for COVID-19.