KARACHI: Caretaker Federal Minister for National Health Services Dr Nadeem Jan has said a drug app had been launched to ensure online availability of medicines.

He said that his ministry took measures to ensure registration of sugar, blood pressure and life-saving medi­cines on emergency basis.

Expressing his views during his visit to Karachi Drug Testing Laboratory, the minister said that he had laid foundation stone of large-scale reforms in the ministry of health services in a short period of time.

Dr Jan said it was his priority to keep the cost of medicines within the reach of common man and that the caretaker government would not allow the sale and hoarding of substandard medicines.

Concerted steps had also been taken to make the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) public friendly, he said.

The facility of testing medical equipment was now available in the laboratory, he said, adding that the registration and licensing system in Drap had been digitised and coordinated measures to promote merit and transparency had been ensured.

The minister added that effective measures had been taken to ensure supply of quality medicines and major reforms had been introduced to Drap

in a short period of time and practical measures were ensured to eliminate fake and unregistered medicin­es and to increase exports.

Published in Dawn, February 15th, 2024

Opinion

Editorial

Price bombs
Updated 18 Jun, 2024

Price bombs

It just wants to take the easy route and enjoy the ride for however long it is in power.
Palestine’s plight
Updated 17 Jun, 2024

Palestine’s plight

While the faithful across the world are celebrating with their families, thousands of Palestinian children have either been orphaned, or themselves been killed by the Israeli aggressors.
Profiting off denied visas
17 Jun, 2024

Profiting off denied visas

IT is no secret that visa applications to the UK and Schengen countries come at a high cost. But recent published...
After the deluge
Updated 16 Jun, 2024

After the deluge

There was a lack of mental fortitude in the loss against India while against US, the team lost all control and displayed a lack of cohesion and synergy.
Fugue state
16 Jun, 2024

Fugue state

WITH its founder in jail these days, it seems nearly impossible to figure out what the PTI actually wants. On one...
Sindh budget
16 Jun, 2024

Sindh budget

SINDH’S Rs3.06tr budget for the upcoming financial year is a combination of populist interventions, attempts to...