Beeline outside a few shops as 50,000 chemists pull down shutters
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About 50,000 chemists and druggists met at Rani Rashmoni Square on Monday, leaving most of the medicine shops across the city with shutters down, inconveniencing a lot of people. A beeline was noticed at a few shops that were kept open. Staff members of the five medicine shops which were open in front SSKM, four around Chittanranjan Hospital and a similar number in the vicinity of NRS, had a tough time dealing with the deluge of customers.
"Two shops in every locality were kept open and a few more around government hospitals. Other than these, all shops were closed today," said Ramen Ray, president, Bengal Chemists and Druggists' Association (BCDA).
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