Suo motu on stents: SC seeks reply from DRA

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar sought details of registered stents in the country within ten days from Drug Regularity Authority (DRA).

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, during a hearing of suo motu notice of unregistered stents, remarked that stents in the country were not certified by DRA.

Justice Umer Ata Bandyal remarked that the price of stents, standard and registered certificate should be displaced.

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Additional Attorney General Rana Waqar informed the court that medicines are registered first; after that permission is granted for sale.

DRA CEO Dr Aslam informed the court that registration process had been changed, adding that at this time, there were 68 registered, while 37 companies’ applications were in process of registration.

The court, while issuing directions to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) secretary for making strategy regarding the import of stent, adjourned the hearing till February 7.

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