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PR No. 116 First meeting of new medical devices board takes key decisions for benefit of patients Islamabad: February 14, 2018

After promulgation of Medical Devices Rules 2017, first meeting of the newly constituted Medical Devices Board of DRAP was held on Tuesday. The board took key decision to facilitate the patients and to ease procedures for the industry. The Board authorized DRAP’s regional offices for issuance of NOCs for import and export of small quantities of medical devices for personal use and raw material / finished medical devices. A committee headed by Mr. Muhammad Tahir Aziz, an expert with 20 years experience in hospital pharmacy and procurement was tasked to prepare Adverse Event Form (AEF) for medical devices to be filled by the importers, distributors and manufacturers. Mr. Aziz presented the AEF form before the Board for deliberation. The Board highly appreciated the efforts made in this regard. Additionally a committee was formed to prepare advisory for provincial governments to either change the title of Drug Sale License to Therapeutic Goods Sale License or introduce new licenses for sale of medical devices.

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