Automation of Drug Licensing Process by Government of Punjab  

Reform ID   P107
Ticker  Drug License issuance Process automated in Punjab 
Reform Description  Before: Drug Sale license were issued by using manual system which was burdensome because of increased cost and compliance hassle.   

After: Now, Drug Sale Licenses can be obtained by applying on newly developed online portal.  

Sector  Healthcare  
Beneficiaries  Healthcare Businesses  
Jurisdiction/ Location  Punjab 
Department  Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab.  
Date of Implementation  04-11-2021 
Details  Difficulty  Issuance of Drug Sale License by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab was a manual process. The owners of pharmacies and medical stores had to visit directorate office in person to apply and get Drug Sale License issued. This system was inefficient in terms of time and cost.  
Analysis  It was felt that for issuance and renewal of Drug Sale Licenses an automated online system should be introduced to eliminate human interaction and decrease  the cost and compliance hassle on small healthcare businesses like medical stores and pharmacies. 
Solution  Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in line with the reforms proposal has launched a dedicated online “Drugs Sale License Management System” which can be accessed to obtain the license.  

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