DRAP directed to ensure availability of PPE, safety masks in markets
ISLAMABAD: The ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has directed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to ensure availability of personal protection equipment (PPE) especially masks in local markets.
According to an official of the ministry, keeping in view the emergent situation arising due to coronavirus, the ministry also directed the DRAP to constitute teams comprising federal inspector of drugs who should coordinate with provincial health authorities to ensure availability of PPE at reasonable prices in local markets of the country.
As per direction of special assistant to the prime minister on health, federal inspector of drugs teams would ensure availability of tyvek suits, disposable gowns, face shields, surgical mask, biohazard bags, goggles, shoe cover and hand sanitizer in the country. The team would ensure free availability of these items besides identifying the stockists who were involved in black marketing and take actions against such culprits in collaboration with local administration and law enforcement agency. – APP