Govt mulling audit of docs’ prescriptions
ADVISING DRUGS TO PATIENTS
Jammu, Apr 17: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma has said the Government was contemplating to launch audit of prescriptions issued by the doctors to the patients to ensure proper diagnosis and appropriate medicines to the patients.
Seeking support of the Association of Chemists and Druggists and Food Control Organization to curb the menace of spurious drugs, he said it was the duty of every person to contribute for the betterment of mankind. He said that selling of spurious drugs was a crime against the mankind and even god could not forgive such sins.
Addressing the officers of Drugs and Food Control Organization and Members of J&K Chemists and Druggists Association at a function at Akhnoor, the Minister stressed for close coordination between the traders and department to achieve better results. He said the Government would resolve all outstanding issues of the traders, which include simplification of issuance and renewal of drug licences, regulating the system of establishing new chemist shops.
He asked the traders not to issue experience certificates to the in genuine people for obtaining drug licences, adding such certificates should be given to those who at least render five years service with them, so that they could do justice with their profession after getting the licences, he asserted.
He said the Government had already initiated measures to strengthen the functioning of Drugs and Food Control Organization, adding that during the last two years, the organization had done commendable job.
He said all issues would be taken in phased manner and organization would be one of the best institutions in the country.
Regarding new drug policy, the Minister said the document was almost in the final shape, but due to some technicalities, it would take some more time. With the formulation of new drug policy in the State, there would be check on the spurious drugs and transparency in the procurement system, he added.
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