Drugs and Therapeutics Committees are institutionalised mechanisms for promoting, implementing and monitoring the concept of rational drug use in health care institutions. Therefore, the following measures shall be taken:
i Drugs and Therapeutics Committees (DTCs) shall be established in all tertiary and secondary health care institutions;
ii Membership of such committees shall comprise representatives of the pharmaceutical, nursing, medical, and administrative services of the institution; and
iii A DTC shall, among other duties, be responsible for:
• the selection of drugs for use in the institution, based on the National Essential Drug List,
• the accurate estimation of pharmaceutical requirements for the hospital,
• monitoring of the use of therapeutic guidelines and overall drug utilisation, and
• monitoring of the rational use of drugs in the institution.