In the Indian national capital, the Delhi government decided to ban the sale of all blood-thinning pills like aspirin and brufen without prescription.
"In the cabinet meeting, the government decided to ban the sale of all blood-thinning medicines like aspirin, brufen," Health Minister Satyendra Jain said.
He said the decision was taken to control the use of such pills in the wake of rising dengue cases in the capital.
"It has been observed that people consume medicines without consulting doctors, thereby increasing the chances of bleeding in dengue cases," he said. "Stern action will be taken against those found violating the order."