PharmaLedger Association Launches Digital Trust Ecosystem in Healthcare

photo PharmaLedger video release link BASEL, Switzerland, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), a not-for-profit based in Switzerland, announces the endorsement of its 3-year strategic plan to implement and promote a Digital Trust Ecosystem in healthcare (DTE-H) at its Annual General Meeting held in Lucerne, Switzerland on 1 March 2023. The member organizations also confirmed […]

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BASEL, Switzerland, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The PharmaLedger Association™ (PLA), a not-for-profit based in Switzerland, announces the endorsement of its 3-year strategic plan to implement and promote a Digital Trust Ecosystem in healthcare (DTE-H) at its Annual General Meeting held in Lucerne, Switzerland on 1 March 2023. The member organizations also confirmed the appointment of eight Directors to its board, delivering on PLA’s core value of “Ecosystem Leadership.”

Representing the diversity of healthcare, PLA’s founding members comprise of large and small pharmaceutical companies, research organizations, patient representative organizations, non-profit organizations, technology, and healthcare service providers. PLA has confirmed its mandate as a pre-competition umbrella organization delivering common and interoperable digital solutions in the areas of Product TrustDecentralized Clinical Trials, and Supply Chain Traceability.

  • Products & Project: In Q1 2023, PLA will release the first qualified product, electronic Product Information for implementation by its members.
    In Q2 2023, the Association will continue with the development of new products in its innovation xLab, including of a product digital twin, decentralized identities, and verifiable credentials to facilitate visibility, security, traceability, and trust in all areas of healthcare.
  • Governance & Compliance: PLA will leverage its capability to develop, qualify, launch, and maintain products in healthcare’s highly regulated environment by ensuring continuous adherence to antitrust, intellectual property, data privacy, and Computerized System Assurance guidelines.
  • Ecosystem Engagement & Growth: The association will continue to onboard new members and engage with authorities, trade associations and standards development organizations, ensuring growth and financial viability.
  • Platform Technology & Security: PLA will focus on easing adoption of new solutions with its members and users while maintaining the cybersecurity benefits of its architecture.

The formation of PLA and the endorsement of its mission by diverse members of healthcare is a major milestone. This paves the way for delivery of widely trusted blockchain-based platforms with new open-source healthcare solutions to create value for patients and ecosystem stakeholders. PLA is grateful to its 20 founding members and invites all healthcare related organizations to learn more and engage towards the realization of a trusted Healthcare 4.0.

“Blockchain is a team sport. PLA has started with a diverse and strong team of members with a common vision and who believe in real change. With PLA we have the right vehicle, resources, and roadmap to take patients to a better place in healthcare,” Daniel Fritz, Executive Director, PharmaLedger Association.

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PLA is the result of the successful completion of the PharmaLedger research project, a €22 million, 30-member consortium with 12 large pharma companies and 18 public partners, funded under the European Union (EU) and European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)’s Innovative Health Initiative.

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Contact – info@pharmaledger.org / www.pharmaledger.org

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Caretaker KP CM seeks support of EU for development of merged districts

Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan has said that special attention is needed to bring the merged districts into the mainstream.Talking to the Ambassador of the European Union Dr Reena Kivanka in Peshawar on Monday, he sai…

Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan has said that special attention is needed to bring the merged districts into the mainstream.

Talking to the Ambassador of the European Union Dr Reena Kivanka in Peshawar on Monday, he said the provincial government needs the support of the European Union in the merged districts.

Dr Reena Kavinka said that the European Union will pay special attention to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan in its upcoming support programs.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Minister Stresses Promoting Agricultural Credit for Rural Economies

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud has stressed improving agricultural productivity through farm mechanization and promoting agricultural credit for rural economies especially to purchase modern technologies.He expressed…

Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmud has stressed improving agricultural productivity through farm mechanization and promoting agricultural credit for rural economies especially to purchase modern technologies.

He expressed these views while addressing a five-day international training course on productivity gainsharing in Agribusiness Enterprises on Monday.

He was of the view that converting raw produce into value-added products like fruit pulping and fruit dehydration can promote agribusiness. He said regional skills development programs for rural youth can address the need for a productive workforce.

He stressed the use of productive irrigation methods like drip irrigation, and sprinkler irrigation, and the optimum use of intermediate inputs like fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides for better produce of crops. He suggested promoting low-cost enterprise development programs like honey bee keeping and floriculture in order to create employment opportunities for rural youth.

The minister appreciated the Asian Productivity Organization’s (APO) role in the development of the Asia-Pacific region and said it is time to revitalize our commitment and strive to achieve APO’s vision of inclusive, innovation-led productivity growth in the Asia-Pacific.

He welcomed the international delegates and conveyed his gratitude to APO and National Productivity Organization (NPO) for addressing this important topic. He said this training course will provide knowledge on the application of gainsharing tools and share best practices to make agribusiness enterprises more productive and profitable.

He said that gainsharing has the potential to contribute to agricultural productivity as farmers are empowered, actors in supply chains are motivated to create an increased feeling of ownership, and companies receive greater profits due to higher productivity and enhanced efficiency throughout supply chains.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan Gives Expensive Gas to Poor while Subsiding the Rich: Minister

State Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) Musadik Malik Monday lamented that Pakistan burdens its poor by charging them the fully loaded cost of liquefied natural gas (LNG) while the fertilizer sector is given gas at cheaper rates than even gas pr…

State Minister for Energy (Petroleum Division) Musadik Malik Monday lamented that Pakistan burdens its poor by charging them the fully loaded cost of liquefied natural gas (LNG) while the fertilizer sector is given gas at cheaper rates than even gas producing countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Speaking at a seminar in Karachi, the minister highlighted that the government was supplying gas at around $1.30 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) to fertilizer manufacturers while the price is $2 per MMBtu for the fertilizer and gas sector in Saudi Arabia and the price is even higher in Qatar at $3 per MMBtu.

The minister highlighted that even the export sector in Pakistan is provided subsidized liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the rate of around $8-9 per MMBtu after buying it for over $13 per MMBtu. He also highlighted that under a contract the government is providing gas even at the rate of just 70 cents per MMBtu.

Malik said that while the elite offered such subsidies the poor of the country are charged the full price of LNG after producing electricity from it, which costs over Rs. 40 per unit. The minister added that the poor are being forced to pay the price of this elite capture.

The minister also spoke extensively about the poor performance of Pakistan’s export sector and said that there is no level playing field in the country which is the root cause of all import-export related issues.

Source: Pro Pakistani

SECP Warns NBFCs of Penalties up to Rs. 50 Million for Facilitating Unapproved Loan Apps

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) will impose penalties on the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) that provide integration services or collaborate with unapproved digital lending apps/platforms.The SECP issued circular number…

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) will impose penalties on the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) that provide integration services or collaborate with unapproved digital lending apps/platforms.

The SECP issued circular number 3 of 2023 on Monday to issue a warning to the NBFCs. The SECP has also warned the NBFCs that they may face a penalty of up to Rs. 50 million or cancellation of licenses in case of non-compliance.

According to the SECP, the Commission has noted a recent trend whereby a number of unauthorized apps/online platforms have been engaged in digital lending posing themselves as Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs).

Furthermore, such unauthorized apps/online platform providers are also approaching different licensed NBFCs for collaboration to offer their unauthorized and unapproved apps/platforms for digital lending purposes.

The Commission has serious concerns about the use of licensed NBFCs by such unauthorized/unlicensed platforms and apps.

The Commission, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (3) of section 282B of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, has directed all NBFCs to abstain from engaging in any kind of app integration, app sub-letting, license sub-letting, payment services, credit scoring and credit worthiness check, and/or any other type of integration services or collaboration with any digital lending app that is not approved by the SECP in terms of Circular 15 of 2022 dated December 27, 2022.

The NBFCs are also required to take necessary measures to create awareness among their customers about the inherent risks and illegality of such unauthorized lending apps.

This Circular will come into force immediately and any non-compliance shall attract the penal provisions of section 282J of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, SECP added.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Buddhist spiritual leaders laud KP govt for preserving Buddhist sacred sites

A delegation of Buddhist spiritual leaders from the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia has appreciated the efforts made by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in preservation and promotion of Buddhist sacred sites across the province.During a meeting with prov…

A delegation of Buddhist spiritual leaders from the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia has appreciated the efforts made by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in preservation and promotion of Buddhist sacred sites across the province.

During a meeting with provincial government officials in Peshawar on Monday, the Buddhist delegation led by its spiritual leader Telo Talku Rinpoche shared his gratitude towards the government and showed keen interest in the Integrated Tourism Zones Concept.

Telo Talku Rinpoche emphasized promoting interfaith harmony and mutual cooperation in promoting religious tourism.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab Elections: Filling of nominations papers underway

The process of filing nomination papers for election of Punjab Assembly is underway and the candidates can file their nomination papers with Returning Officers till Tuesday.The names of nominated candidates will be published on Wednesday while scrutiny…

The process of filing nomination papers for election of Punjab Assembly is underway and the candidates can file their nomination papers with Returning Officers till Tuesday.

The names of nominated candidates will be published on Wednesday while scrutiny of nomination papers will continue till 22nd of this month.

Candidates may withdraw their papers on 5th of next month while final list of candidates will be published on the same day.

Election symbols will be allotted to contesting candidates on 6th of next month while polling will be held on 30th.

Source: Radio Pakistan