Pharmaceutical companies agree not to increase prices of medicines

Pharmaceutical companies agree not to increase prices of medicines

National Assembly was informed that pharmaceutical companies have agreed not to increase prices of medicines amidst COVID-19 challenge.

Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Nausheen Hamid told the house during question hour that action will be taken if the prices of medicines were increased before September this year.

She said three hundred thousand people have so far received medical treatment under this program. She said an amount of ten billion rupees has been spent on the scheme.

She said seven million families have been enrolled under Sehat Insaf Cards program aimed at providing free of cost indoor healthcare facilities to the people.