Sunday, 13 May 2012

Setting up of State Level Cells by NPPA

With a view to strengthen the enforcement & monitoring system with the help of State Drug control administration, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has inter-alia proposed a scheme for the 12th Five Year Plan titled Creation of NPPA State Government Coordination Cells in the States. The NPPA-State coordination cell in the States will act as a nodal agency to oversee the compliance of Drugs (Prices & Control) Order, 1995 (DPCO, 1995) provisions in their respective states and will work under the direction of the NPPA. It will also serve as a local point for the consumer to lodge their complaint regarding overcharging, non-availability of drugs and other grievances. The proposed cell will look after all matters assigned to NPPA including monitoring, compliance of price notified by NPPA, availability, all violations of DPCO, enforcement and overcharging of prices, legal matters, co-ordination, providing logistic support and any other work assigned to the cell by the NPPA. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today. 

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