ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) is hopeful regarding accomplishing Level III of the Globe Health Organisation (THAT) requirements, as the international body is anticipated to conduct a final audit of the authority this year to offer it certification.
National health services ministry spokesperson Sajid Shah informed Dawn that in the primary mission record THAT had matched efforts of Drap towards strengthening its governing system.
He claimed the authority was devoted to strengthening its labs for further ensuring that quality medications were available in the country.
In this context, the Central Medicine Research Laboratory (CDL) is being upgraded. This is just one of the most important action in making Drap a modern governing body, he claimed.
” CDL has just recently been spruced up based on global best techniques. The laboratory currently houses several of the reducing edge equipment for testing and analysis of medications, alternative medicines and also medical tools.
” Best practices as advised by WHO and United States Pharmacopoeia are being applied for carrying out examinations on healing goods,” he said.
Mr Shah stated Drap had actually finished its pre-accession phase in the pharmaceutical evaluation collaboration system (PIC/S) as well as was now addressing gaps determined by the auditor of PIC/S.
He also said an online application administration system was launched in December 2020 for licensing, enrollment as well as evaluation activities.
” In addition, ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality Administration System of Drap has been finished. Launch of Med-Safety Mobile Application in partnership with THAT for coverage of unfavorable reactions/events by health care professionals as well as public was an additional positive action,” he claimed.
Mr Shah stated Drap had actually approved seven Covid-19 vaccines for emergency use – Sinopharm, Cansino, Sinovac, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and also Moderna.
” In addition, the economic sector has been enabled to import the vaccine as well as contribute in achieving the herd immunity at the earliest,” he said.
NAB documents statements
At the same time, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday taped declarations in an instance related to the out of turn promotions in Drap.
The situation was used up by NAB after a query carried out by a joint secretary as well as 2 deputy secretaries confirmed that 3 police officers of Drap had actually gotten out of turn promos.