Public and private hospitals in Bahrain have been asked to report all cases of medical complications to the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) within 24 hours.
Violators could see their licences cancelled and withdrawn.
Medicines being sold in registered private sector pharmacies were procured only through authorised dealers, said a top official amid claims that up to 30 per cent of drugs sold in Bahrain could be counterfeit.
Around a third of medication sold in Bahrain could be fake, a senior official said, adding that legislation is now being put in place to get to grips with the problem.
Several leading drug companies have already contacted authorit
Bahrain's hospitals and clinics have been given 24 hours to report any deaths during surgery following a string of violations reported to the country's medical watchdog, according to a report.
The National Health Regulator