Islamabad, August 09, 2016 (PPI-OT):A meeting of the Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination held today at 01:30 p.m. in Committee Room of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi, MNA, to discuss the following agenda.
i) Comprehensive briefing/discussion on DRAP to analyze performance, functions and issues:-
CEO DRAP, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination briefed the Committee on the performance functions and issues of DRAP and ensured the committee that the DRAP and the Ministry will cooperate with the Standing Committee to resolve the issues of the DRAP. He apprised the Committee that our mission and focus is to improve the quality of medicines on low prices for the betterment of patients. He also stated that the following recently introduced new regulations are under progress.
i) Import Policy for Finished Drugs revised, Sept 2015;
ii) New guidelines for early introduction of new drugs generic version;
iii) Export Policy revision to facilitate pharmaceutical exports;
CEO DRAP, also apprised the Committee that 2775 cases of registered drug products were approved in the year, 2015 whereas, 2110 cases of registered products were approved in the year, 2016 and the long pending list of over 3700 registration cases has been disposed off, while the new lists have been under taken to complete all cases. He further apprised the Committee that almost all applications of granting of new Drug Manufacturing License have been disposed off and there is no pending case.
The Committee recommended to improve the quality of drugs and its packing issue and urged to help DRAP to resolve the issues with the cooperation. The meeting was attended by Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Dr. Ms. Shakila Khalid Luqman, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Jatt, Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi, Dr. Mahreen Razaque Bhutto, Col (Retd) Dr. Amirullah Marwat, Dr. Muhammad Azhar Khan Jadoon, Ms. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, and Qari Muhammad Yousuf, MNAs, and Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination beside senior Officers from Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, Coordination and DRAP.
For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
National Assembly Secretariat,
Islamabad – Pakistan