Why are cheaper Covid-19 drugs not being promoted, asks Parliamentary panel

Cutting across party lines, the committee members questioned why expensive medicines were often being recommended for Covid-19 treatment

Current Affairs : A parliamentary board advised senior government authorities on Wednesday to advance less expensive and effectively accessible residential made meds for COVID-19, and check suggestion and top costs of costly medications pushed by pharma organizations, sources said.

During a gathering of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, individuals additionally requested that the greatest cost of COVID-19 prescriptions be topped, they said.

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal and different authorities were available in the gathering of the standing board of trustees on home undertakings led by Congress pioneer Anand Sharma.

Cutting across partisan divisions, the council individuals addressed why costly prescriptions were regularly being suggested for COVID-19 treatment, sources in the board said.

The board of trustees individuals communicated worry over dark promoting of prescriptions.

Naming three less expensive and effectively accessible drugs, the panel individuals addressed for what reason are they not being advanced regardless of they being similarly powerful.

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