Implementing law effectively is patriotism. The State Government must display its patriotism by effective implementation of law – this is a lesson High Court taught State Government, reported Kannada Prabha.

A Single Judge bench headed by justice B V Nagaratna was hearing an application by more than 60 students of Prakruthi Pharmacy College appealing to direct the Indian Pharmacy Board to sanction recognition and announce results of D Pharma. Justice Nagaratna expressed dissatisfaction at the State Government’s attitude of not implementing laws regarding D Pharma. During the inquiry of the application the HC also found out that medical shop licences were given based on fake D Pharma certificates.

Expressive severe objections to this the HC observed that D Pharma course has become commercial.  Medical shops are opened by submitting somebody else’s certificate.  When questioned they lie that the license holder is out of station. Our administration system has collapsed. There is no control the HC observed.

Drugs inspectors have to raid medical shops running on fake certificates and shut down such shops. Guilty must be punished, HC instructed the Public Prosecutor.  PP Pramodini Kishan responded by saying that the State Government has taken action and criminal cases are being filed.

Justice Nagaratna was not happy with it and said submit to the court how many raids have been conducted on shops running on fake certificates. Only formulating laws is not enough, effective implementation is needed. That is patriotism, she said.

The court then ruled that Indian Pharmacy Board must process the applications for recognition of colleges within one month and pass appropriate orders. Results of D Pharma examinations must be announced within a week. Wherever necessary students must be permitted to write the supplementary exams. However, the results are subjected to the final ruling of the Pharmacy Board, HC ruled.