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Cabinet approves 30% reduction in prices of 20 medicines

Prices of medicines used in blood pressure, cancer and eye diseases reduced, Federal Health Minister

The cabinet has approved a 30 percent reduction in the prices of 20 medicines, Federal Minister for National Health Abdul Qadir Patel said.

According to a statement issued by the National Health Ministry, Patel said that the reduction in the prices of medicines used for various diseases was another step towards providing relief to the people. He said that the prices of medicines used in blood pressure, cancer and eye diseases had been reduced.

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The federal minister said that approval has also been given to fix the prices of 54 new medicines which are used in cancer and various diseases. He said that the government was committed to ensuring effective measures to provide relief to the people.

Abdul Qadir Patel said that the cabinet approved the reduction in the prices of 20 medicines. He added that the prices of most medicines have been reduced by 30 percent.

Criticising the previous government he said that the PTI government had increased the prices of medicines by up to 700 percent. He said that they were committed to promoting the system of merit and transparency in DRAP ensuring an uninterrupted supply of quality medicines for the welfare of the people.

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