The prices of 89 medicines have been decreased by 15 percent.
The Ministry of National Health Services (NSH) had issued a notification six month before the implementation.
Prime Minister’s special assistant on health Dr. Zafar Mirza informed the media on 24th December that the reduction in prices of medicine was decided in the federal cabinet in line with the Pricing Policy of 2018.
He said that the rates of innovator drugs have to be lessened by 10 percent. However, it was then decided to decrease by 15 percent after considering all the phases.
The ministry of NHS reported that the prices of medicines have been reduced, and the notification has been published in the gazette of Pakistan.
Given that the Government had decided to provide relief to the public in the health sector by decreasing prices of 89 medicines. However, the implementation has finally carried out.
The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan had decided to reduce the 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 had 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 the pharmaceutical sector will be regularized.