Now, Ramadoss fumes over alcohol ads at airports

October 31st, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Anbumani RamadossNew Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has expressed “disappointment” over alcohol advertisements at airports across the country and has written to Civil Aviation Minister Parful Patel for their removal.According to the health ministry, Ramadoss has written to the civil aviation ministry for removal of advertisements of alcoholic drinks on display at airports in Delhi and elsewhere across the country in August but no action was taken.

“However, the minister for health and family welfare has found that the hoardings and advertisements are still on display at the various airports, including the Delhi Airport,” a health ministry release said Friday.

Citing various “scientific and technical studies”, Ramadoss has written to Patel to issue instructions to the concerned authorities, “as advertisements of alcoholic drinks are already legally banned in electronic and print media.”

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