Federal Health Minister announces price cut for ICU medicines


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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Health, Dr Nadeem Jan has announced an approval for a reduction in the prices of four medicines used for patients admitted to ICU, while a crackdown against counterfeit and unregistered medications is also underway.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, Dr Nadeem Jan revealed that the cabinet has granted approval for a reduction in the prices of four medicines primarily utilized for patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

He highlighted that the cost of Colistimethate Sodium has decreased by 55 per cent to 65 per cent. The price of a 1 million-unit injection, which was previously 2987 rupees, has now been reduced to 1036 rupees.

Dr. Nadeem Jan further stated that the price of a 2 million-unit injection has dropped from 4564 rupees to 1737 rupees, and a 3 million-unit injection, which was initially 5855 rupees, is now priced at 2591 rupees.

He emphasized that a crackdown against counterfeit and unregistered medications is in progress. Despite the challenging circumstances, he affirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to providing relief to the public. INP

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