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Do we need to obtain drug license for a first aid medical center as required under factories act. medicines are kept but not for sale. dispensary is in charge of qualified doctor.
From India, Koraput
Hi G.P.M,
The Act, so far as maintenance of First Aid Medical centre in work places stipulates as under -
45. First aid appliances.- (1) There shall in every factory be provided and maintained so as to be readily accessible during all working hours first-aid boxes or cupboards equipped with the prescribed contents, and the number of such boxes or cupboard to be provided and maintained shall not be less than one for every one hundred and fifty workers ordinarily employed 3[at any one time] in the factory.
1 Subs. for “Provincial” by Adaptn. of Laws Orders, 1950 2 Subs. for “Provincial” by Adaptn. of Laws Orders, 1950 3 Ins. by Act 25 of 1954.
Sec. 47 The Factories Act, 1948
1[(2) Nothing except the prescribed contents shall be kept in a first-aid box or cupboard.
(3) Each first-aid box or cupboard shall be kept in the charge of a separate responsible person 2[who holds a certificate in first-aid treatment recognised by State Government] and who shall always be readily available during the working hours of the factory.]
3[(4) In every factory wherein more than five hundred workers are 4[ordinarily employed] there shall be provided and maintained an ambulance room of the prescribed size, containing the prescribed equipment and in the charge of such medical and nursing staff as may be prescribed 5[and those facilities shall always be made readily available during the working hours of the factory.]." xxxx
As such the First Aid facility provided as above need no drug licence as only a few items in sufficient quantity meant only for immediate & emergency use and not for sale.
However there are different stipulation so far as 'hazardous' operations & materials involved are concerned under the act.

From India, Bangalore
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