Drug Licenses will now be made Online in Jammu and Kashmir; Online Module Started

Drug License

Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Vivek Bhardwaj launched an online module for obtaining a license for retail, wholesale and manufacturing of medicines. It was started under Sugam Vyapar. The Additional Chief Secretary said that with the launch of this online module, Jammu and Kashmir had become the first Union Territory in the country where licenses of medicines will be made online.

The National Drug Authority’s Dr Standard Control Organization, in collaboration with the Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Noida has developed the Pan India Portal. In this, the entire process of obtaining licenses to manufacture and sell medicines under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 has been made online. Jammu and Kashmir are the first Union Territory in the country to implement making licenses through this portal.

The Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, directed the officials to assess the data from Air Suvidha Portal for early detection of passengers coming from listed countries with Omicron infection. They have asked the State Surveillance Officer to share the lists with the Chief Health Officer and field units on a real-time basis. In addition, all the Chief Health Officers were asked to stick stickers of “Home Quarantine” at the gates of foreign travellers during the monitoring period of eight days.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the district administrations of the entry gate districts of Kathua, Jammu and Reasi to inform the government and paid quarantine centres to deal with any future situation. He asked to intensify the rapid test testing of domestic passengers at the airport, Lakhanpur and Katra. Directed the Health Department to create separate wards for infected travellers travelling abroad and ensure that those coming without a history of foreign travel do not mix with others.