Pharmaceutical Review (Reporter); Lahore:Pharmaceutical is the fourth biggest industry of Pakistan. This industry has only flourished with the people’s personal efforts. It’s very discouraging that Govt. and DRAP rules has negative impact on this industry. Corruption elements are responsible for the destruction of pharma industry. Instead of encouraging pharma industry, Govt. is focusing on import. 35% inflation must be a point of concern for Govt. These views are given by pharmacist and legal expert Noor Muhammad Mahar in a conference on Pak-china pharma vision 2030.
All types of medicine’s import should be banned. Present health minister’s husband working as business ambassador in India should be immediately called back. More than eighteen local companies are preparing Hepatitis medicines. That’s why two Indian and one American companies import should be stopped. Herbal export city industrial zones should be established in all major cities like Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar. If Govt. will focus on progress of pharma industry as China did, Pakistan can become number one exporter of pharmaceuticals.
Govt should establish provincial drug regulatory authority instead of DRAP. As in India, there must be district level small pharma industry for pharmacist.
Punjab Govt’s agricultural food and drug authority testing system is not up to mark. There is no proper system of quality checking of food and milk.
Establishment of best labs can generate a system of better quality food and drug.
From last 70 years health sector is deteriorating.
Drug testing lab’s computer are not functional since last three months and state of the art lab is working without director.