The UAE has launched the national drug tracking system “Tatmeen”
The UAE has launched the national drug tracking system “Tatmeen”, the first platform in the region to track and trace pharmaceutical products.
The state-of-the-art platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, and the Dubai Health Authority during Arab Health 2023. “Tatmeen” provides electronic tracking services for medicines and medical products, and has been developed with technological partners to enhance the reliability of pharmaceutical supply chains.
The platform will enhance control over all medicines in the country by connecting federal and local authorities, factories, distributors, pharmacies, and consumers in a seamless electronic network. The platform will also position the UAE as a recognised global innovator in medicine supply safety.
The “Tatmeen” platform has seen impressive results since its operational launch, including the tracking and tracing of 1.2 million drug packages across the UAE. The platform has a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees working to protect the medical supply chain and adhere to high health and safety standards. The platform has also trained 1,200 individuals and completed 250 training hours over the past two years, attracting 1,760 partners ready to collaborate and utilise its benefits.
The launch of “Tatmeen” in 2020 was a major milestone in the government’s efforts to digitise vital projects and improve health services. The platform uses advanced technology to provide trustworthy information on medicines and ensure the safety of medical and pharmaceutical products.