The Polyclinic Hospital (PCH) has approved 317 medicines to be procured during the next fiscal year, a spokesperson said on Sunday.
Some 80 per cent of the medicines will be procured from multinational pharmaceutical companies and will be given to the patients for free, the official added.
For the first time, the hospital management has preferred to buy a huge chunk of medicines from multinational companies.
The step, taken by Executive Director Dr Shahid Hanif and Joint Executive Director Dr Farooq Akhtar, is in line with the vision of provision of best treatment facilities to the patients at PCH.
In this regard, Dr Jabbar Bhutto said that the new medicines include drugs for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer, mental illnesses, heart diseases, liver and kidney, etc.
He added that all medicines will be provided free to the patients and that PCH is the only hospital in Islamabad where almost all medicines are provided to the patients free. He further said that all laboratory tests are also free at the healthcare facility.
Dr Jabbar informed that around 4,000 patients visit the hospital daily. He stated that Dr Hanif and Dr Akhtar have clearly instructed the management that there should be no complaint from the patients regarding the non-availability or quality of medicines.
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