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Delhi chemists association petitions Delhi HC asking for delinking of Aarogya Setu Mitr from app: Report

Delhi-based South Chemists and Distributors Association has approached the Delhi High Court seeking delinking the Aarogya Setu Mitr portal — which enlists several epharmacies and telemedicine services — from the government's contact tracing Aarogya Setu app. This was reported by PTI. The association's demands and arguments: The website acts as a marketing tool for only e-pharmacies, and does not mention the local offline pharmacies. This is misleading for users of the government developed and mandated app to believe that drugs for treatment of COVID-19 are available only through e-pharmacies, the petition reportedly says. The petitioner has asked that licensed local chemists also be listed on the website. The petition said there is absolutely no basis for a government-owned platform to be used to promote private commercial ventures. It sought a direction that the name "Aarogya Setu" not be misused to sponsor the commercial…

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