Strict action to be taken over illegal price hike of medicines: Yasmin Rashid
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid here on Wednesday warned of satiric action against medical stores for the illegal increase in medicines prices.
Addressing an inaugural session of a seminar, organized with mutual cooperation of UNICEF and Punjab Health Department at a local hotel, Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that medical facilities were being gradually improved in the public sector hospitals of the province.
According to a statement issued by Directorate General Public Relations Punjab, the minister said that the foundation of a healthy society could be laid by creating awareness among the mothers regarding preventing their children from different diseases.
She said that administering anti-fatal disease injection to the children was very important and added that by using clean drinking water, children could be safeguarded from the disease.
The minister said that special directions had been issued to all the government sector hospitals regarding the treatment of paediatric.
She further said that health department Punjab timely dispatched the paediatric medicines in all the district besides administering polio, hepatitis, diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria and tetanus vaccinations.
Earlier, Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani on April 7, had said that the government had committed to control the illegal price hike of medicines.
Addressing a press conference, Aamer Mehmood Kiani had warned of strict action against the against the pharmaceutical companies who were violating the rules.