One nation, one authority concept is a super power step towards better administration of health, food and drugs.NHA could be world’s largest FDA that will take care overall healthcare system of India. India is super power in manufacturing and fulfilling global demand of 20% medicine.NHA could be the world’s super power authority.
A step ahead towards health security. India in process of setting up National Digital Health Authority with statutory penal powers that can issue orders to its state counterparts rather than the “advisories”. National Health Authority will be chaired by the Health Minister with the Niti Aayog being its administrative body.The NHA, for all practical purposes, will report directly to the Prime Minister’s office and will stay at “arm’s length” from the Union Health Ministry.
This will be an autonomous body initially formed by an executive order like the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) but will eventually need statutory backing. As per J P Nadda, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, the ministry is progressing rapidly in the process of setting NHA which will act as the statutory body for creating guidelines, frameworks and regulations. Mr Nadda said that the digital revolution is yet to be implemented in India on a massive scale and once NHA is setup, major healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurse and staff can deliver better service to the patients.
Point to be noted pharmacist has nothing to do with the NHA policy, government is talking about doctors and nurses only. The minister said that the National Health Policy (2017) of India clearly conveys three distinct goals for aspiring healthcare professionals of India. The first and foremost goal is to use electronic mediums for gathering district-level health database by 2020. This certainly means avoiding paper-based methods of collecting the data, thereby enhancing the use of computerized tools for the betterment of hospital functionality.
The second goal is to reinforce health surveillance system. This can be achieved by establishing registries for a specific disease of the public by 2020. Registries help in tracking the disease more specifically. It will also enhance epidemiological profiling of diseases. The third goal focuses towards the establishment of federated national eHealth architecture. This will help in setting up national health info and health info exchanges by 2025. NHA is the need of hour but we will see how successfully last over batting can do magic in luring heart of voters.
Mohammad Shabaz Alam Member RDM
For every challenge we face - unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness - a great education is a major component of the solution. From Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi or any prime minister of India cannot fulfil commitment of employment because they do not know how. They do not know demand supply chain. Indian pharmaceutical industry is providing 10 million jobs for skilled and unskilled workers.
Trump over and again creates buzz of false nationalist to grab the media coverage. It is trend now globally, politicians talk in all front without validated data. We strongly disagree with the observations made by USTR that India and China are involved in manufacturing substandard generic medicine. USTR is The Office of the United States Trade Representative is the United States government agency responsible for developing and recommending United States trade policy to the President of the United States.
It is an old adage “Rome was not built in a day “Similarly global super power tag not attached to Indian Pharma Industries in a day. Regulators worked day and night in policy making, implementation and coordination with industry and global regulatory agencies for better administration. Two Singham, Dr.Surender Singh & Dr.G.N.Singh made CDSCO proactive and stronger in terms of transparency and administration.
Honourable regulators, legal advisors and manufacturers please justify as why stability is mandatory to get product permission whether old drug or a new drug. Sharing facts and asking questions as why it so happening into the pharmaceutical industry over and again. Drug and Cosmetic Act is in place to regulate the pharmaceutical industry then why everyday new circular is coming to the industry people.
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