Karachi: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Wednesday carried out an operation and recovered over 250,000 hoarded Panadol tablets from the Kachi Gali area of Karachi, ARY News reported citing the Health Ministry.
A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the hoarding was done to cause an artificial shortage of Panadol in the country. The DRAP has recovered over 250,000 Panadol tablets in an operation in the medical market in the Kachi Gali area of Karachi, they added.
The Health Ministry added that the medicine recovered in the raid has been sent to labs for tests.
Earlier on September 13, Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel rejected the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (DRAP) summary to increase the prices of 10 medicine and claimed to carry out strong action against hoarders of medicine.
The Pakistan People’s Party leader said that he cannot burden the poor people with further price hikes. ‘I am a political worker, serving the poor is my ultimate duty, ‘ said Abdul Qadir Patel.
On September 11, DRAP said that it is determined to maintain the provision of life-saving drugs in the country. The news about the halt of life-saving drug production including fever medicine is false, he added.