Ministry of Health and Family Welfare strengthening Drug Regulatory System in India
Department of Health and Family Welfare proposes to implement a Central Sector Scheme for Strengthening the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO); and State Drug Regulatory System during the residual period of Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012 - 2017) at an estimated cost of Rs.900 crore and Rs.850 crore (excluding States’ share) respectively.
Strengthening of CDSCO include nourishing of drug safety infrastructure at CDSCO, establishment of a Training Academy and installing e-Governance mechanism and networking of CDSCO and State Drugs Control Departments; Construction of new drug testing laboratories and up-gradation of existing Central Laboratories and creation of new laboratory and regulatory posts and providing basic and advanced training to the officials.
In State Drug Regulatory System includes strengthening of Drug Safety Infrastructure at State level; Setting up of new laboratories and strengthening of existing State level laboratories; Creation of new laboratories and regulatory posts and providing basic and advanced training of officials.
The proposed strengthening of structures will facilitate expeditious consideration and faster decision making and testing of medical products wherever required and serve the objective of the quality, safety and efficacy of drugs and other medical and cosmetics products.