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PR No. 83 Islamabad: October 11, 2017

The regional committee meeting successfully concluding helped in developing the positive image of the country to the world, said Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar.

          Minister said that more than 22 countries delegates held meeting with NHS&R and sought collaboration in number of areas. The delegates asked for the expertise of the Pakistan shared with them for the improvement of the health services in their home countries, said minister.

          The delegation of Afghanistan appreciating the polio elimination program of Pakistan asked to formulate a formal Memorandum of Understanding to end the smuggling of virus on both sides of border.

          The delegation of Yemen led by the minister talked on the collaboration between both countries for the training of doctors. The delegation also asked to allow the admission for the Yemeni students in the medical colleges of the Pakistan.

          The minister considering the opinion assured to find possible ways for the development.

          The delegation of Sudan led by the minister discussed the procedures of controlling the drug prices and import from Pakistani industry.

          The minister informed that Pakistan introduced the bar code system to control the overcharging on medicines.

          “Though Pakistan has small pharmaceutical industry exporting medicine but it by the legislation the industry is being benefited for the export of quality medicine”.

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