x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

UAE launches new system to monitor dispensation of narcotic drugs

The system will help to prevent any tampering with medical prescriptions and would limit violations by 98 to 99 per cent.

A system to monitor the dispensation of narcotic medicine will begin on Friday, according to officials.

The launch of the standardised electronic system was announced at a meeting at the department of e-services at Dubai Police, which included officials from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Police.

The system was designed by a specialised technical team from Dubai Police's e-services department.

It allows doctors, pharmacists and medical warehouse managers to monitor the supply of narcotic medication in private and public hospitals throughout the UAE.

The system will help to prevent any tampering with medical prescriptions and would limit violations by 98 to 99 per cent.

Dr Ameen Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary of the ministry of health for medical practices affairs, said the system allows the ministry to continuously monitor all medication dispensation operations through the main server at the ministry.

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