Chandigarh, Jan. 25 -- Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, has decided to ban the entry of unauthorised persons selling medicines in the hospitalpremises.

The move comes after receiving complaints of representatives of private chemists entering wards and patient care areas to sell medicines to patients.

Officials said this is an unethical way of doing business and gives the impression that there is a nexus between them and doctors of the hospital.

"Representatives of medical shops from outside are trying to carry out their business unethically by approaching patients and their attendants. Circulars have been issued on the matter from time to time and instructions have been put up at prominent places to generate awareness ...