March 18 , 2017
Govt committed to providing hassle free treatment to people: Mamnoon
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday underscored the need for unanimity on important issues regarding close cooperation between physicians, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory institutions, adding that in this regard Aiwan-e-Sadr will extend cooperation to the departments concerned.
Talking to a delegation of Committee on ‘Availability of essential drugs of high standard, efficacy, safety, quality and affordable prices for all and check on spurious drugs’ constituted by Wafaqi Mohtasib which headed by Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad, president Mamnoon said that it is fundamental duty of the state and society to provide hassle free treatment and low cost medicines to the people which should be discharged with religious zeal.
He directed that relevant institutions should prepare recommendations for effectively implementing the report of Wafaqi Mohtasib for providing affordable medicines. He said that it is the basic responsibility of pharmaceutical companies to manufacture affordable drugs so that common man could easily avail all facilities of treatment.
On the occasion, the report of the Committee was also presented to the President. Chairman of the Committee Prof. Emeritus Lt. Gen. (R) Mahmud Ahmad Akhtar, former Surgeon General Pakistan Army was also present.
Later, Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui paid a farewell call on President at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President lauded the services of Salman Faruqui as Federal Ombudsman and expressed optimism that the institution will continue the positive measure of Salman Faruqui. Salman Faruqui thanked the President. He said that measures taken under the guidance of the President would enable provision of justice to the people at their doorstep.