v. 20 – Q4 2021
|Market Executive Summary||
Use of National Data Catalogue based on GS1 standard to improve data quality and facilitate trade.
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) believes that the global standards for automatic identification provide an opportunity to make the healthcare supply chain safer as well as more efficient.
The NHRA is adopting and mandating the use of GS1 DataMatrix on the packaging of pharmaceutical products. All products must be compliant with this new regulation by December 31, 2019.
A national Traceability Hub “RTH” NHRA-MVC (“Medical Value Chain”) has been established, with a phased implementation plan (see Key Dates) leading to mandatory full traceability MAHs by May 2022.
The provider and operator of the MVC Traceability Hub is Medical Value Chain W.L.L.to (subcontractor rfxcel corporation).