Earlier on Tuesday, the federal cabinet was informed that the prices of drugs
would be brought down soon after consultation with all stakeholders.
This was stated by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan during a press conference after the federal cabinet meeting.
The special assistant said that Special Assistant to PM on National Health Services Dr Zafarullah Mirza
briefed the cabinet meeting on his findings regarding increase in prices of drugs.
Firdous Ashiq Awan also said a meeting with pharma companies and other stakeholders will be held soon to bring down the prices of medicines, so that people can afford their treatment.
Extra profit of pharma companies to be recovered
She also mentioned that the additional amount charged by these companies will be recovered by the government and submitted in Pakistan Baitul Maal
. “This amount will be used to provide free treatment to poor patients of various diseases,” she added.