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Pharmaceutical companies agree not to increase prices of medicines, says Nausheen Hamid

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly of Pakistan was informed that pharmaceutical companies have agreed that they will not increase the prices of medicines amidst COVID-19 challenge.

Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services, told the house during question hour that action will be taken if the prices of medicines were increased before September this year (2020).

She said 300,000 people have so far received medical treatment under this program. She said an amount of 10 billion rupees has been spent on the scheme.

She said 7 million families have been enrolled under Sehat Insaf Cards program aimed at providing free of cost indoor healthcare facilities to the people.

Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib said the up-gradation of Railways infrastructure under the 7 billion dollars ML-1 project will help check train accidents.

Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri told the house that the pilgrims’ welfare fund has been established and the amount in it is used for welfare of pilgrims in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

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