Punjab

Punjab launches mobile & web-based application about 'Drug Information & Monitoring System'

July 08, 2018 03:40 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Keeping in view to ensure quality and to set standard of chemist shops, the Punjab Government has launched web-based application of ‘Drug Information & Monitoring System’ along with mobile application by getting technical support from C-DAC Mohali.

Giving detail, Mr. Brahm Mohindra Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab said that Food & Drugs Administration, Punjab (FDA) has developed a web-based application of ‘Drug Information & Monitoring System’ for convenience of public about availability of medicines as well as for monitoring of drug stores. He said that in first phase as a pilot project we are going to commence it from district Mohali (SAS Nagar).

Mr. Mohindra said that the web application named as ‘patienthelpdesk.gov.in’ has features regarding licensed chemist shops situated in the particular area and availability of stock of medicines at these shops. Anyone can also login the android mobile application available at Google Play Store under the name of ‘PB-Chemist’. He said that user can easily acquire knowledge about the availability of medicines prescribed by the physician with just one click at the chemist shops in concerned area. This application will bring transparency in the purchase and sale of drugs by chemists and also develop confidence of public/consumers with respect to quality assured products.

Mr. Satish Chandra, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Mr. Varun Roojam, Commissioner, Food & Drugs Administration, Mr. Pardeep Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Food & Drugs Administration, Dr. Suneet Madan, Joint Director, C-DAC Mohali, Officials of FDA & C-DAC were also present on the occasion.

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