Automation of Drug Licensing Process by Government of Punjab
|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.
|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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