Deputy PM urges medicine origin tracing

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has stressed the need to strengthen the management of pharmacies to trace the origins of medicines sold in Vietnam.

During a working session on Monday with the Health Ministry on the national medicine supply management system, Mr. Dam said the system should allow people to check a medicine's origin, importer, and expiry date right at the pharmacy. The system should meet the needs of the pharmacies, including estimates of each medicine's consumption, he added.

The system is expected to connect pharmacies in all hospitals and clinics by July. This will help the health sector manage inputs, outputs, and prices of all medicines.

Source: VOV5