Govt to take strict action against elements involved in black marketing of life-saving drugs: Zafar

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Govt to take strict action against elements involved in black marketing of life-saving drugs: Zafar

ISLAMABAD-Government has warned that strict action would be taken against elements involved in over-charging or black marketing of life-saving drugs used by coronavirus patients.

In a statement, Special Assistant on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza said the Drugs Regulatory Authority has been directed to ensure availability of medicines used for management of COVID-19 patients.

He said Tocilizumab (Actemra) and Remedesivir injections used for COVID-19 patients will be distributed to critically ill patients through a robust mechanism to meet the needs of various hospitals.

Dr Zafar Mirza said public are encouraged to inform DRAP on its Toll-Free number 0800-03727 in case they have been over-charged for the injections.