Senate to be briefed on fake stents
Senate Functional Committee on Devolution of Power here on Thursday recommended the regularization of services of 1774 employees of Workers Welfare Board (WWB) of KPK and also directed the authority concerned to pay their outstanding salaries for eight months.
In this regard the committee has also written a letter to Chief Minister and Chief Secretary of the province. The meeting of the Senate committee was held here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Mir Kabeer Ahmed Shahi.
The Chairman Committee has showed grave concern over the absence of Secretary Finance in the meeting and asked secretary to appear before the committee in its next meeting.
Senators including Tahir Hussain Mushaddi, Nisar Muhammad, Taj Haider, Muhammad Ali Saif, Ilyas Bilour and Ayesha Raza Farooq attended the meeting.
Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services,Regulations and Coordination will on Friday be given a briefing on the reports about the use of fake stents by different hospitals in the country.
The committee will also be provided details of the authorized companies producing and providing stents in the country. It will also be informed abuot the mechanism for fixing and monitoring their prices.
To be chaired by Senator Sajjad Turi,the committee will be given a briefing by the ministry on policy and monitoring system for the prices of basic salts being used in medicines and the procedure laid down to increase or decrease the prices of medicines in the country. Meanwhile, Senate Standing Committee on Communications meeting here Friday (tomorrow) will be given a briefing on the total strength of National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP).
The meeting will also compare with region-wise breakup,actual requirement and future plans to increase force to minimize traffic problems. To be chaired by Senator Daud Achakzai the meeting would also provided an update on overloading by goods carriers on national highways and motorways.—APP