Islamabad, March 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):A meeting of the Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination was held today in the Committee Room of M/o National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, G-5/2, Islamabad, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi, MNA, to consider the HIV/AIDS (Safety and Control) Bill, 2013 (moved by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, MNA, Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill, 2016, (Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, MNA), the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (moved by Mr. Babar Nawaz Khan, MNA),The Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smoking Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, MNA), and compliance report on the issue of sub-standard/un-registered stents Human Organs Transplantation Authority Bill, 2016, and comprehensive briefing/latest update and progress on Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.
The Committee considered the HIV/AIDS (Safety and Control) Bill, 2013 (moved by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, MNA in detail. The Committee passed the Bill unanimously. The Committee considered the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (moved by Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, MNA) in detail, the mover of the Bill maintained that the human organ donations will give new lease of life to persons in need of such organs and tissues. However, the Committee deferred the Bill. The Committee also deferred the Prohibition of Smoking and protection of Non-Smoking Health (Amendment) Bill 2017.
The Committee showed satisfaction over the compliance report on the issue of sub-standard/un-registered stents. The Committee recommended that the strict check should be observed by the Department on permanent basis. The Secretary, M/o National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination assured the Committee that the issue of the salaries of the employees of DRAP would be resolved within one month.
MNAs, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Jatt, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Dr. Mahreen Razzaque Bhutto, Dr. Muhammad Azhar Khan Jadoon, Col. (Retd.) Dr. Amirullah Marwat, Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, Qari Muhammad Yousaf, Ms. Rida Khan, Ms. Shakila Khalid Luqman, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Mir, Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, Syed Ghazi Gulab Jamal, attended the meeting. Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, MNA/Mover of the Bill also attended the meeting.
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