Why COVID-19’s Cheap Medicines Are Not Being Promoted? : Parliamentary Committee

A committee of parliament on Wednesday asked senior government officials to promote affordable and easily available medicines manufactured in the country
Image Credit: Medical Express
Image Credit: Medical Express

A committee of parliament on Wednesday asked senior government officials to promote affordable and easily available medicines manufactured in the country. Sources gave this information. It said that the committee asked to stop the advice of using expensive medicines being offered by pharmaceutical companies and also to control their prices.

Union Home Secretary, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and other officials were present in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs

Sources said that in a meeting of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs, the members of the committee demanded to fix the maximum price limit of medicines of COVID-19. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luv Aggarwal and other officials were present in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs. The meeting was chaired by Congress leader Anand Sharma.

Image Credit: New Indian Express
Image Credit: New Indian Express

The committee members took the name of three inexpensive and easily available medicines and asked why they are not being promoted

Sources in the committee said that rising above party sentiment, the members of the committee questioned why expensive medicines are often being recommended for treatment of COVID-19? Committee members expressed concern over the black marketing of medicines. The committee members took the name of three inexpensive and easily available medicines and asked why they are not being promoted even though these medicines are equally effective.

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