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Federal cabinet reduces prices of medicines

Federal cabinet reduces prices of medicines

Federal cabinet reduces prices of medicines

Federal cabinet reduces prices of medicines

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  • Federal cabinet has approved fixing the prices of 54 new medicines.
  • Abdul Qadir Patel gave a briefing on the prices of medicines to PM.
  • Prices of drugs used in blood pressure, eye and cancer will be reduced.
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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved fixing the prices of 54 new medicines, including reducing the prices of 20 medicines.

The federal cabinet meeting was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, during which Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel gave a briefing on the prices of medicines.

During the meeting, the Ministry of Health recommended a reduction in the prices of 20 medicines in the cabinet, in the summary of which a 30 percent reduction in the prices of most medicines was recommended.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that for the welfare of the people, an uninterrupted supply of quality medicines should be ensured and the prices of essential medicines should be further reduced and measures should be taken for public relief.

Later, the federal cabinet approved the reduction in the prices of 20 medicines under which the prices of medicines used in blood pressure, cancer, and eye diseases will be decreased.

Apart from this, it has also been approved to fix the prices of 54 new medicines and these new medicines will be used in cancer and various diseases.

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