High court issues notice to DRAP against hike in masks, hand sanitizers, and life-saving drugs – Research Snipers

High court issues notice to DRAP against hike in masks, hand sanitizers, and life-saving drugs

Pakistan

A notice has been issued to the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) by the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday during the hearing of a petition against the sale of surgical face masks, temperature guns, plasma, and other life-saving drugs at the inflated prices in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

A judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sajid Mehmood was hearing the petition filed against the increase in the prices of the surgical masks, hand sanitizers, and life-saving drugs, and directed the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) to submit a reply before the high court.

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The Lahore High Court directed the authorities and other concerned officials to appear before the high court in the next hearing.

It is pertinent to mention here that during the previous hearing on the petition on Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) directed concerned authorities to ensure the availability of surgical and protective masks, hand sanitizer, life-saving drugs amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The high court directed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) and other respondents in the case to submit a reply till June 17.

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