ISLAMABAD: Federal Health Secretary has suggested the residents to ask for Paracetamol as a substitute of Panadol from medical shops, ARY News reported on Thursday.
The federal well being secretary gave the suggestion whereas attending the assembly of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.
The assembly of the NA physique on well being was held below the chairmanship of Afzal Dhandla which was attended by MNAs Nisar Ahmed Cheema, Dr Samina Matloob, Ms Zahra Wadood Fatime, Dr Darshan, Mr Mahesh Kumar Malani, Ms Shamsun Nisa, Dr Shazia Sobia Aslam Soomro, Mr Ramesh Lal, Mr James Iqbal, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Special Secretary Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, CEOs of Islamabad HealthCare Regulatory Authority and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Registrar Pakistan Nursing Council and different officers of the involved departments.
The Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination directed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to make sure an ample provide of paracetamol and anti-snake venom all through the nation, particularly within the flood-affected areas.
The committee directed penal motion for all those that are both concerned in hoarding or discontinuing manufacturing of the paracetamol.
The committee was apprised that the pharmaceutical sector has demanded for improve within the value of paracetamol, nevertheless, its request was rejected by the federal cupboard.
The DRAP CEO apprised that punitive motion had been initiated in opposition to the involved.
The Special Secretary of the Health Ministry apprised a vigilant eye on the availability of medicines, particularly in flood-affected areas. He apprised that the federal government had already acquired an ample provide of paracetamol in reduction from the overseas governments.
Dr Shazia Sobia Aslam Soomro stated that there’s a must unfold consciousness about Paracetamol and residents ought to ask for Paracetamol as a substitute of Panadol as Paracetamol is a system and Panadol is a particular model.
DRAP CEO Dr Asim Rauf 85 per cent of paracetamol’s uncooked materials is produced regionally, whereas 15 per cent is imported, and paracetamol is bought at totally different costs in pharmacies.
The NA physique additionally expressed its annoyance on the consecutive absence of Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel and the well being secretary from the standing committee’s conferences.
The NA standing committee on well being determined to convene a particular assembly on the scarcity of Panadol within the nation.