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NA Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Meets
Wednesday, 1st December, 2021


Islamabad the, 01st December, 2021

A meeting of the Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination was held on 01st December, 2021 at 12:30 p.m in Committee Room of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination, Kohsar Block, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi, MNA.

2. The Committee discussed the current issues of Dengue Virus in detail. The District Health Officer informed the Committee about the campaign launch by the Federal Government to eradicate the Dengue Virus in the Federal Capital Territory (ICT). He stated that more than 4000 cases were reported in ICT of Dengue Virus out of which more than 97% cases were addressed by DHO. He stated that door to door surveillance campaigns were initiated on UC level for awareness of the public regarding the precaution measures and elimination of Dengue larva.

3. The Committee directed the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) to ensure the availability of the life saving drugs in the market. The Committee also directed the DRAP to ensure that the doctors should write the generic formula instead of the Drug name in their prescription for facilitation of the patient. The Committee further directed the management of the DRAP to provide a complete comparison of the drugs prices increased during the last three years.  

4. The Committee considered “The Drug Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021” (moved by Ms. Uzma Riaz, MNA). The Committee was informed that the ministry had drafted a new Bill regarding the Drug Regulatory Authority. The ministry assured the Mover to incorporate her amendments moved in the draft Bill thereafter, the mover withdrew her Bill from the Committee.

5. The Committee considered “The Islamabad Injured Persons Compulsory Treatment Bill, 2021” (Private’s Members Bill). As the mover of the Bill did not present in the meeting therefore, the Committee decided to reject “The Islamabad Injured Persons Compulsory Treatment Bill, 2021 due to non-presence of his mover since last four meetings. The Committee was further informed that the Matter regarding problems of Medical Students of erstwhile FATA for admission in Medical Colleges (moved by Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Khan, MNA) was already sorted out in the Committee.

6. The following MNAs, Mr. Jai Parkash, Dr. Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla, Dr. Nousheen Hamid, Ms. Zille Huma, Ms. Fozia Behram, Ms. Aliya Hamza Malik, Dr. Seemi Bukhari, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Cheema, Dr. Darshan, Mr. Ramesh Lal, Dr. Shazia Sobia Aslam, Ms. Shams-un-Nisa, and Ms. Uzma Riaz, Mover of the Bill attended the meeting.