Saira Afzal Tarar meets Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore, December 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Health Saira Afzal Tarar met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that provision of quality public health facilities is the priority of the government and reforms of revolutionary nature are being introduced for the uplift of health sector. He said that Punjab government has evolved a comprehensive programme of provision of quality medicines to the patients and crackdown is continuing against the elements involved in production and sale of spurious and substandard drugs.

He said that the heinous business of substandard and spurious drugs will be rooted out. He said that Punjab government has decided to enhance punishment and fine for manufacture and sale of spurious and substandard medicines and amendments are being made in the Drug Act for this purpose. Shehbaz Sharif said that punishment will be enhanced for manufacture and sale of substandard and spurious drugs and fines will also be increased to eliminate this heinous business.

He said that no effort will be spared for eradication of spurious and substandard medicines. He said that the elements engaged in this heinous business deserve no leniency and they will be made an example. He said that zero tolerance policy will be adopted against production and sale of bogus and substandard medicines and this heinous trade will be eliminated from the province.

He said that effective measures are being taken for improvement of medical facilities in hospitals as it essential for the setting up of a healthy society. Minister of State Saira Afzal Tarar said that Punjab government led by Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has worked very hard in health sector and taken unprecedented measures for the provision of quality health facilities to the masses.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2