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Govt. to launch history’s biggest hepatitis control programme: Dr Zafar Mirza


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

31st Dec, 2019. 12:25 am
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Dr Zafar

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza said the PTI Government has started the biggest programme in the history of the country to control hepatitis.

According to the details, he said this during his visit to World Health Organization’s office in Islamabad on Monday.

The Special Assistant said that the government is also working on a comprehensive programme regarding nutrition.

Dr Zafar Mirza said that Sehat Card facility has been provided to about five million families, which will be doubled by the end of next year.

World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala commended Dr Zafar Mirza’s leadership qualities for making recently concluded anti-polio vaccination campaign a success.

Dengue patients are on the rise: Dr. Zafar Mirza

Earlier, Government has decided to provide relief to public in health sector by decreasing prices of 89 medicines.

The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan has decided to reduce prices of eighty nine medicines, including life-saving drugs, by fifteen percent with immediate effect to provide relief to people.

Special Assistant on Health Zafar Mirza said in a media briefing in Islamabad on Tuesday, the prices have been decreased under Medicine Pricing Policy 2018.

Dr zafar Mirza also said the Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to review medicine policy within two months.

He said National Medicine Policy is being prepared under which pharmaceutical sector will be regularized.

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