Issuing Drug License within Timeline
|Reform Description||Issuance of Drug License in Specified Time
Before: Businesses were facing difficulty getting drug licenses as Pharmacies and drug stores had to obtain drug licenses from provincial authorities which was time consuming and uncertain.
After: Now, the licensing process has been made time bound to ensure timely issuance of drug license.
|Sector||Pharmaceutical and Health Care|
|Beneficiaries||Medical Stores and Pharmacies|
|Department||Punjab Agriculture, Food and Drug Authority, Punjab.|
|Date of Implementation|
|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||● In the interaction with the stakeholders involved it was felt that the drug license issuance process is tedious and should be reorganized.|
|Solution||● After reviewing the process, the Punjab Government has now prescribed time limits for issuance of drug licenses.|
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