NAFDAC advises pharmaceutical companies to track vehicles

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has urged pharmaceutical companies and medicine distribution companies to install Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in their distribution vehicles.

GPS is a satellite navigation system used to determine the ground position of an object.

It is a technology first used by the United States military in the 1960s and expanded into civilian use over the next few decades.

Dr Ejike Nnamani, an Assistant Director of NAFDAC, gave the advice while speaking in Enugu on Friday.

Nnamani noted that adding GPS tracking device would help enhance security and effective monitoring of the medical products while on transit.

He also urged that electronically manipulated engine-kill buttons should be in place to enhance security and stop vehicles suspected to be moving out of destination routes.

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