DRAP to fix price of imported Covid vaccine


The government has decided to fix the price of Covid-19 vaccine imported by the private sector to ensure that people are not fleeced.

Well-informed sources relayed that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (DRAP) processing board will fix the imported vaccine’s rate. The board will meet in Islamabad.

The sources said the DRAP will forward its recommendations regarding price cap on the vaccine to the federal cabinet for approval.

It is noteworthy that a Karachi-based pharmaceutical company has received the first consignment of Russian made Sputnik-V vaccine.

An official of the private firm said that the price of the vaccine will be fixed by the government soon.

The Covid-19 vaccines would remain stored at the cold storage till approval of the price by the government.

The registration process of the company’s corona vaccination centres has also been underway, Dr. Umar Chughtai said.—INP

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