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Not for pilots: Mouthwash,cough syrup with alcohol

The warning is part of DGCA’s new draft rules to check alcohol consumption among staff.

India’s aviation regulator,the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA),has warned pilots and cabin crew not to consume any drug or use any substance — mouthwash,tooth gel,cough syrup,etc — which has alcoholic content.

The warning is part of DGCA’s new draft rules to check alcohol consumption among staff.

In its proposal for stricter anti-alcohol rules,DGCA has also made it mandatory for all pilots and cabin crew of flights originating from outside India to undergo a pre-flight medical check for alcohol consumption.

It has also included aircraft maintenance engineers under the ambit of the new policy.