Dr Jamal asks PQCB to ensure drugs quality in markets



The Minister Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr Jamal Nasir has asked the Provincial Quality Control Board (PQCB), Punjab to ensure provision of conducive and competitive environment for pharma companies, besides quality of drugs in the market.

The minister PSHD was addressing the PQCB meeting to review the pending cases of pharma companies regarding drugs quality.

Present on the occasion were Special Secretary Ammara Khan, Additional Secretary Dr Qalanadar Khan and Secretary PQCB Dr Munawar Hayat, besides members of the Board. Dr Jamal Nasir said that the Board may present it’s five years performance report in the next meeting.

He asked to dispose of the drugs cases on merit and in line with the Drugs Act well in time and rid the companies from red-tapism.

He said that a foolproof mechanism should be in place for redressal of the grievances of the drug companies. Later on, the minister PSHD visited the offices of WHO, UNICEF and Emergency Operation Centre for Polio Eradication and have the briefing on its programs and targets achieved so far in respect of polio eradication.

He thanked the WHO’s cooperation being extended for polio eradication and provision of international quality vaccines for protection of the people from viral diseases.

He also eulogised the role of WHO for preventing the population especially from COVID-19. Dr Jamshed, incharge DWO Punjab, Dr Abdi Nasir, team leader for polio eradication, Dr Rashida Bano, technical focal person for polio-eradication and others.