App launched for online registration and licensing of drugs

ISLAMABAD:,,,In a major step to revolutionize Drug Registration and Licensing System in the country, Federal Minister Health Dr. Nadeem Jan today launched app for online registration and licensing of drugs.

It may be recalled that as soon as the Health Minister took charge, he directed the digitalization of drug licensing and registration, said the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Pharmaceutical companies will be able to submit online applications for registration and license.

Earlier, applicants had to visit DRAP to apply for registration or licensing of drugs. Registration and licensing of new multinational companies is also digital under the new system. Automated system will lead to increase in export and enhanced confidence of international organizations in Pakistan’s medicines.

The Minister said the foundation of merit and transparency has been laid in DRAP. Due to merit and transparency, the efficiency of institutions increases significantly. This initiative will increase public confidence in the regulator. Dr. Nadeem Jan said we are vigorously pursuing the implementation of reform agenda in the Ministry of Health.

This initiative will promote transparency. A complaint app was also launched by Dr. Nadeem Jan to ensure direct communication with the regulator.

Dr. Nadeem Jan said we are ensuring practical steps to transform DRAP on modern lines. Coordinated steps are being taken to bring DRAP at par with international standards.