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Health Minsitry To Re Introduce The Price Control Mechanism To Pharmceutical Drugs

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The Health Ministry has today (06) announced that a Price Control Mechanism to control the ever rising prices of Pharmaceutical Drugs in the country is to be implemented with effect from first quarter of Next year.A similar Price Control Mechanism was implemented few years back till the year 2002 and later it was removed through a special gazette notification.

As the Drug Retailers are able to set up the Drug Prices according to their preference the gazette notification regarding of Price Control on Pharmaceutical Drugs is to be reprinted to implement the price control mechanism the Ministry has stated.However the Ministry it self failed to implement several decisions which they said to be implement soon to benefit patients like banning the sending of blood and urine tests of Government Hospitals to the Private Hospitals.