Eliminate Requirement of Hiring of a Pharmacist in a manufacturing unit of Medical Devices
|Ticker||Requirement to hire pharmacist for manufacturing medical devices eliminated|
|Reform Description||Before: Medical devices manufacturing units were required to hire the services of a pharmacist.
After: Now, requirement for hiring the services of pharmacist is no more required. Factories manufacturing medical devices now can start manufacturing without any such burden.
|Beneficiaries||All Businesses in Healthcare Industry|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Federal (Entire Pakistan)|
|Department||Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSR&C) / Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)|
|Date of Implementation||22-11-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||Earlier it was required that factories manufacturing medical devices must hire the services of pharmacist before commencing manufacturing process.|
|Analysis||This requirement meant that businesses have to hire a pharmacist which was an additional burden in the presence of quality standards to which conformity is mandatory and was unwarranted as the unit was producing medical devices not drugs.|
|Solution||After due deliberation and consultations with multiple stakeholders including Healthcare Devices Association of Pakistan (HDAP) the requirement to hire pharmacist has been done away with.|
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