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Uttarakhand is a big hub of pharma industry. At present 285 pharma and 14 medical device manufacturing industries are established in the state. Medicines and medical equipment are exported from the state. To prevent arbitrariness of pharma companies and vendors in the prices of medicines, the government is going to form a drug price monitoring committee.

To prevent arbitrariness of pharma companies and vendors in the prices of medicines, the government is going to form a drug price monitoring committee. The committee will include the director of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the health secretary of the state, the drug controller, the president of the pharmaceutical association. The committee will function as a society. For this, the process of registering the committee under the Societies Act has also been started.

Explain that the price of life saving medicines is fixed by the central government, but pharma companies and drug dealers charge arbitrary prices for medicines and other medical equipment from the patients. The work of the committee is to monitor to control the prices of medicines. Uttarakhand is a big hub of pharma industry. At present 285 pharma and 14 medical device manufacturing industries are established in the state. Medicines and medical equipment are exported from the state.

The government is making every effort to provide better health facilities to the people of the state. To prevent arbitrariness on the prices of medicines, the process of forming Drug Price Monitoring Committee is underway. -Doctor. Dhan Singh Rawat, Health Minister


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