K-P to set up drug control, pharmacy services directorate

K-P will become first province in the country to have a separate directorate for drug control and pharmacy services


Our Correspondent March 02, 2018
K-P to set up drug control, pharmacy services PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: To improve the health care system, the provincial health department has decided to set up a separate directorate on drug control and pharmacy services.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Health Secretary Abid Majeed has directed the concerned quarters to come up with a comprehensive summary entailing all statistics for the establishment of the proposed Directorate.

In a meeting on Thursday with health secretary in the chair, the Deputy Drugs Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim gave a presentation on setting up the proposed directorate.

Majeed, while addressing the meeting, said that a meticulous summary entailing all details must be prepared within a couple of days.

Should it do so, K-P will become the first province in the country to have a separate directorate for drug control and pharmacy services.

The proposed directorate shall have the mandate to control medicines, hospital pharmacies, drug testing and analysis activities.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2018.

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