Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination in its meeting has asked the ministry to review the drug prices policy and take steps to make them affordable and also taking measures for quality inspection. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh here at the Parliament House on Friday and was attended among others by Senators Kalsoom Parveen, Dr. Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi, Sana Jamali, Secretary of the ministry, and senior officials from PMDC and DRAP.
The Committee also decided to call IGP Islamabad and Chief Commissioner Islamabad to the next meeting to take information regarding implementation of drug regulations in the Islamabad Capital Territory and also asked for regular verification by drug inspectors regarding all procurement and supplies. The Committee discussed at length the matter of fake clinics and dispensaries operating in the rural areas of the country resulting in increased fatality rate in the country and of fake degrees of Doctors in different parts of the country. The ministry will submit a detailed response in the next meeting regarding the competence of medical staff working in the federal area and the four provinces.