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‘Buyers can expect discount of up to 20 per cent at MSIL medical stores'
Legal action initiated against traders imitating MSIL's notebook brand
Bidar: Mysore Sales International Ltd. (MSIL) will open medical stores in all district headquarters, its chairman, Vikram Patil, has said.
Speaking to presspersons here recently, he said the stores would sell good quality drugs at affordable prices. “Buyers can expect discounts of up to 20 per cent,” he said.
Mr. Patil alleged that some private medical shops were selling medicines above the maximum retail price (MRP).
“They also sell counterfeit drugs. We will request the Drug Controller to ensure that this does not happen,” he said.
Mr. Patil said medical shops would be opened in the taluk headquarters in the next phase. The wholesale and retail liquor business was brisk, Mr. Patil said.
“Vested interests are trying to get 463 of our liquor shops closed down. We have urged the State Government to take action against them,” he said.
Mr. Patil said the Vidya brand of notebooks marketed by MSIL had a market share of 80 per cent in the State.
However, there was no market for Vidya notebooks in Bidar district. “That is because traders here sell notebooks of other brands at low prices by evading taxes. Most notebooks sold in this border district are those that are smuggled from Andhra Pradesh without paying tax to either of the States.” He had instructed the district administration to check such malpractice, Mr. Patil said.
MSIL had initiated legal action against some traders who sold poor quality notebooks imitating its brand, he said.
BJP leaders Babu Wali and Basavaraj Pawar were present.
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