Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has made an online system for the procedure of import and export of medicines required for personal usage, while people could get a no objection certificate for the process with the ease of home.
An official of the authority maintained the facility was provided to people because some medicines were not available in the country owing to various reasons and people could utilise the opportunity for their personal usage. However, the condition of NOC from the DRAP was mandatory.
Briefing on the procedure of the import and export of medicines, the DRAP official said, a patient or his caretaker has to submit an online application to obtain a No Objection Certificate. “The application is available online at the DRAP website, while the applicant has to specifically clarify that the NOC would be required either for the import or export of the medicine,” he added.
He further added that the applicant has to provide patients or applicant’s name, his computerised national identity card number, pictures of front and back side of the CNIC, mobile number and address.
The applicant has to upload a copy of the prescription provided by the doctor which should have the doctor’s address and his signature or stamp, he added.
Meanwhile, details of the medicine and its required quantity have to be filled in the form.
The official further said, it should also be mentioned in the form that from which country the applicant requires to import the medicine or to which country he wants to export the stated medicine.
After filling the details, DRAP online system will issue an ID number to the applicant.
Later, a DRAP official concerned will scrutinize the application and issue the NOC.
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