Federal Cabinet unanimously rejects price hike summary of 35 medicines
Under this, it was directed that there shall be no increase in the prices of medicines without the approval of the Federal Cabinet.
The Federal Cabinet has rejected the proposal for a price hike in medicines. The Cabinet unanimously rejected the summary of the price hike of 35 medicines by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordinations.
Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel rejected the summary, showing that the government is committed to providing relief to the masses.
Federal Cabinet rejects price hike
During a meeting of the Federal Cabinet, which took place under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s supervision at the Prime Minister Secretariat Islamabad, a notice was issued. Under this, it was directed that there shall be no increase in the prices of medicines without the approval of the Federal Cabinet.
The cabinet has also approved the minimum limit for Diyat for FY 2022-23 to be equivalent to 30,630 grams of silver. This amount is worth roughly Rs4,300,000. The cabinet took this step on the recommendation of the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue.
Approval was also given to add the names of 10 people to the ECL Lists. Similarly, the names of 22 people were removed from the Exit Control List, with three people being given the approval to go abroad once.
Shortage of medicine
Prior to this, senior health professionals expressed their concerns over the shortage of medicines in Pakistan. They remarked that the poor are facing problems in getting treatment as government hospitals don’t have medicines available for patients.
The matter was discussed at an urgent meeting of the Pakistan Medical Association at the PMA House.
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