Govt order on distribution of liquor as per doctor's prescription released
Thiruvananthapuram: The government order that facilitates procurement of liquor through the prescription of a doctor has been released. People with withdrawal symptoms should submit the doctor’s prescription to the excise officer’s office. And with the pass issued by the excise officer, liquor can be bought. One person will not be given more than one pass.
The government stated that considering the present state of affairs, this is the only solution available for now. Suicides were recorded on Monday also as several people could not cope up with the withdrawal symptoms. It is under these circumstances that the Revenue- Excise departments issued this order.
Liquor will be given in fixed quantities. Those with difficulties need to get a prescription letter from the nearest government hospital and submit it to the excise office.
Important details of the order:
- People reaching PHC/ FHC, Block PHS/CHC, Taluk hospitals, District hospitals, Medical college with withdrawal symptoms should take OP tickets and undergo tests.
- The patient will be given liquor up to a certain a quantity after the document signed by the doctor concerned, which states that the patient is suffering from alcohol withdrawal- Sy/100011.
- This document has to be submitted to the Excise range circle office by the patient or by someone on behalf of the patient.
- The pass for allowing alcohol has to be given from Excise range office/ Circle office. One person should not be given more than one pass. As soon as the pass is issued, the excise office has to contact MD of Beverages Corporation.
- Beverages Corporation will distribute Indian Made Foreign Liquor as per Abkari act, as soon as they are contacted by excise office. Outlets should not be opened for this reason.
- The quanity of liquor distributed each day will have to be given to the excise department.