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70% of human diseases are caused by animals, Senate Committee on Health

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

19th Dec, 2019. 07:13 pm
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The Senate Committee on Health said that 70% of human diseases are caused by animals.

The Senate Standing Committee on Health was chaired by Dr. Chairperson Dr. Khushbakht Shujaat. At the meeting, the committee was told that 70% of the diseases are transferred  from animals, while officers will travel to Australia for anti-dengue training. Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Aamir Akram gave the briefing at the meeting.

In his briefing, Director NIH said, the Public Health Laboratory has been established in Balochistan and it has been started in Punjab, Sindh, Gilgit and Azad Kashmir.

During the briefing he also said, a day care center was also established at the institution. An IT hub has been initiated, the library has been renovated. Officers will travel to Australia for anti-dengue training.

While Secretary Health said that anti-dengue operations will be launched in January. The UK is granting 2.8 million pounds.

Committee member Mehar Taj said, outside antibiotics are not available without prescription, which is found here.

Medical stores are also open without a license, said committee chairperson Khushkat Shujaat. Panadol is also available from the grocery store.

Committee member Liaquat Khan said that the packet of Xanax which costs Rs. 180 in Peshawar is also available in 5,000 in black.

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