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Before giving out coronavirus vaccines private hospitals must register with the government, according to DRAP

The Pakistani Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) has issued a road map for private hospitals looking to receive coronavirus vaccines through pharmaceutical companies.

They must first register with the National Immunization Registration System (NIMS) before they can approve a vaccine.

Under the guidelines, the hospital must first write an application to the director-general of the provincial health department, who will inspect the health facilities first, and then send recommendations to the director-general of health in Islamabad.

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Pharmaceutical companies are only permitted to sell vaccines to hospitals that are properly registered with NIMS, according to DRAP.

“A panel of experts from the Ministry of Health will prepare a checklist for the provincial director-general to examine private hospitals that provide vaccines against the coronavirus,” read the guidelines.

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