Prices of life-saving drugs, surgical items go up by 40%

By: News Desk
Published: 03:41 PM, 9 Mar, 2023
Prices of life-saving drugs, surgical items go up by 40%
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The pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan have increased he prices of life-saving drugs and surgical instruments by up to 40 percent amid a rapid depreciation of national currency against the US dollar, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In the meantime, a severe shortage of some medications is currently plaguing the market as their manufacturers have stopped their production due to the rising cost of raw material even in the local market. 

According to the pharmacists, CT Scan injection, which was selling for Rs5000, is now being sold at Rs10000. 

The price of Insulin injection has been risen from Rs600 to Rs900. 

The price of Klamoks antibiotic is now available for Rs240 with an increase of Rs45. 

The price of Calpol has been increased from Rs82 to Rs95.

Similarly, Colic drops to treat children's stomach pain used to cost Rs60; it now costs Rs180.

Panadol tablet was previously priced at Rs10, and it is now being sold for Rs50.

Norris, a blood pressure medication, used to cost Rs265 and is now selling for Rs440 while the injection of MRI was Rs3100. It is now being sold at Rs3529 after a price hike. 

Along with medicines, prices of surgical instruments have also been skyrocketed. 

The price of nebulizer machine has risen to Rs4500 after an increase of Rs1200.

The blood pressure check dial increased from Rs1200 to Rs2000.

The section machine, which originally cost Rs8000, is now selling at Rs13000. 

Moreover, a pair of surgical scissors has gone up from Rs450 to Rs600.

Likewise, the price of blood glucose meter increased by Rs300. 

Reporters: Jawad Asif and Kaavish Memon

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