A Zimbabwean pharmacist is seeking permission to compile a private electronic database for all pharmacies and their stocks and wants the courts to order the Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe, Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe and the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe to allow her to do this. Miss Dudzai Mureya has established a company called Medical Information Services (Private) Limited to create and maintain the proposed database to help patients or their relatives to check online where they can easily find their prescribed medicines as well as the pharmacies that accept their medical aid societies. The Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe, Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe and the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe have given Miss Mureya a cold shoulder and stalled her progress in terms of setting up the database. Through her lawyer Mr Lovemore Madhuku of Lovemore Madhuku Lawyers, Miss Mureya has filed an application at the High Court seeking a declaration that the proposed database does not violate the laws of the country. She cited the Health Professions Authority of Zimbabwe, Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and the Minister of Health and Child Care as respondents in the court application filed last week.

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