The central government plans to start an online website to track and control the sale of medicinal drugs.
It is to make sure that medicines sold across the country are of good quality.
The move aims to set up a clear trade network of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, patients and others.
Medicines will be sold only against a prescription of a registered medical professional along with the doctor’s registration number.
The government will finalize the rules and guidelines of use of medicinal drugs by 15 April.