Islamabad (Daily Pakistan Online) Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a committee on the request of pharmaceutical companies to increase the prices of medicines.
According to the private TV channel “Jeo News”, a declaration has been issued by the Ministry of Health regarding the establishment of a committee to increase the prices of medicines. According to the declaration, the committee will be headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, Ayaz Sadiq and other senior government officials will also join the committee.
According to the report, the committee will review and decide on the demands for increase in drug prices. The high-level committee will also review the Drug Pricing Policy 2018. According to federal officials, the Pakistani pharmaceutical industry has increased the prices of all drugs by 40 percent. However, no meeting of the committee formed to increase the prices of medicines has been called yet.
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