AIOCD raised concerns on patient data security through ePharmacy
All India Organisation Of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) highlights data security issues with ePharmacy and their rules are not observed in draft guidelines of ePharmacy. A Meeting was called on 27th Aug, 2019 between AIOCD, state pharmacy associations and Mr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers discuss issues relating to data security in E- Pharmacy.
AIOCD briefed regarding the issues relating to E Pharmacy and urged the Govt to consider all our points raised against the draft notification. Issues like E Prescription, data secrecy, indiscriminate sale of habit forming drugs and Antimicrobial resistance were also discussed.
From AIOCD Rajiv Singhal, General Secretary, Mr Vaijnath Jagushtey, Joint Secretary, Mr. Jaswant Patel Chairman Gujrat FGSCDA were present. Along with them Mr Montu Patel, President Gujarat State Pharmacy Council, Mr Rampat, Mr. Yash Goyal, Mr Vijay Saini from SDCA were also present in the meeting.
Chemical Minister also pointed out patient data secrecy is sensitive point & they asked department leaders to work on what provision have been incorporated in draft. Rajiv Singhal pointed out that, Bank like PNB have no data safety and Nirav Modi Case can happen then what is security to the data.
AIOCD also highlighted that with their 8.5 lac Chemists and their families, staff members approx 3 cr people are depended on their business and ePharmacy will create monopoly for business.
AIOCD urged that margin on medicine are fixed by NPPA which are 16-20 percent but the existing players are offering 30-40 percent with burning the Foreign Investment they have brought, and common retailer cannot compete with them.
Mansukh Lal Mandviya noted all concerns of AIOCD and asked departmental heads to find out solutions to stake holders concerns.