BEVCO to deliver liquor at home for those with doctor’s prescription


Mithun Surendran / Mathrubhumi News

The prescriptions submitted by applicants will be thoroughly checked before allotting liquor. BEVCO will permit 3 litres of alcohol for an applicant for a period of one week.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Excise department has prepared instructions for providing liquor to those having withdrawal symptoms based on doctor’s prescription.

Kerala State Beverages Corporation (BEVCO) has been given the responsibility of providing liquor to the homes of applicants.

The prescriptions submitted by applicants will be thoroughly checked before allotting liquor. BEVCO will permit a maximum 3 litres of alcohol for an applicant for a period of one week. The brand of liquor will be decided based on the stock available.

At first, the Excise department will grant a permit to those approaching the department with a doctor’s prescription. This permit will be handed over to BEVCO, which will deliver liquor at the house of the applicant.

BEVCO officials will call the applicants over phone before delivering liquor to their homes.

However, clarity is needed regarding the category of liquor and amount. At present, the maximum amount of liquor that can be allotted to an applicant is 3 litres.

Based on the average, an applicant will be able to consume 420 ML of liquor per day in a week. The applicant will have to approach the Excise officials for another pass to get liquor from the 8th day.

BEVCO will submit a model directive to the government. Once it is approved, the process will commence.

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