Procedure for Issue of Retail and Wholesale Drug License in West Bengal

Directorate of Drugs Control under The Department of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW), Government of West Bengal is responsible for effective implementation of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules formed thereunder, Drug Price Control Order, 2013, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) act, 1954.

West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Rules 2017

Any person intending to commence, keep or carry on a clinical establishment (except a place used for or intended to be used for consultation and treatment by a registered medical practitioner but shall not include the set up utilized solely for the purpose of consultation and advice by the registered medical practitioner), shall have to obtain a valid license from the respective licensing authority after compliance with the terms and conditions mentioned under section 7 of the Act, and different provisions of rules applicable to such type of clinical establishment by submitting an application to the Licensing Authority as mentioned under rule 34.

Clinical Establishment Management in India

The Govt.of India supplements the efforts of State Governments.Clinical Establishments Act (CEA), 2010 was enacted by Government of India for registration and regulation of all Clinical Establishments without which no Clinical Establishment can run its operations. For emergency health care, it is to inform that one of the conditions for registration of Clinical Establishments (CEs) is that the clinical establishment shall undertake to provide within the staff and facilities available, such medical examination and treatment as may be required to stabilise the emergency medical condition of any individual who comes or is brought to such Clinical Establishment.

National Medical Commission constituted-(MCI) stands abolished

Union Government with the constitution of the National Medical Commission (NMC), along with four Autonomous Boards. With this, the decades old institution of the Medical Council of India (MCI) stands abolished. Along with NMC, the four Autonomous Boards ofUG and PG Medical Education Boards, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, and Ethics and Medical Registration Board have also been constituted to help the NMC in day to day functioning.


This Federal Law regulates relations arising in connection with circulation, i.e. development, preclinical trials, clinical trials, expert examination, state registration, standardization and quality control, production, manufacture, storage, transportation, import into the Russian Federation, export from the Russian Federation, advertising, dispensation, distribution, transfer, use and destruction of medicines.

How to issue Medical Certificate of Death by a Registered Medical Practitioner

Death certificates serve the critical functions of providing documentation for legal/administrative purposes and vital statistics for epidemiologic/health policy purposes. In order to satisfy these functions, it is important that death certificates be filled out completely, accurately, and promptly. The high error rate in death certification has been documented in multiple prior studies, as has the effectiveness of educational training interventions at mitigating errors. The following guide to death certification is intended to illustrate some basic principles and common pitfalls in electronic death registration with the goal of improving death certification accuracy.

National Medical Commission Act, 2019

An Act to provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country; that promotes equitable and universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of medical professionals accessible to all the citizens; that promotes national health goals; that encourages medical professionals to adopt latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research; that has an objective periodic and transparent assessment of medical institutions and facilitates maintenance of a medical register for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services; that is flexible to adapt to changing needs and has an effective grievance redressal mechanism