|Timeline Prescribed for Issuance & Renewal of Drug License|
|Reform Description||Before: Businesses were facing difficulty getting drug licenses as pharmacies and drug stores had to obtain drug licenses from drug regulatory authorities which was time consuming.
After: The licensing process has been made time bound to ensure timely issuance of drug license i.e. within 45 days.
|Sector||Pharmaceutical and Health Care|
|Beneficiaries||Medical Stores and Pharmacies|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)|
|Department||Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Health Secretariat|
|Date of Implementation||16-11-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||The issuance of drug licenses by provincial drug regulators took a lot of time which was undesirable. The businesses in the pharmaceutical and health care sector wanted a robust process which facilitates them in the issuance of the licenses.|
|Analysis||During interaction with the stakeholders, it was felt that the drug license issuance process is tedious and should be reorganised.|
|Solution||After reviewing the process, the AJK Government has now prescribed time limits for issuance of drug licenses i.e., within 45 days.|
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