“Pakistan Young Pharmacists Association (PYFA) and the Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum (PDLF) alleged that the dengue vaccine had been registered in Pakistan despite a ban imposed on it by the World Health Organisation (WHO).”

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–The Nation

The outbreak of dengue in summer 2011 is still haunting us. More than three-hundred people died of the dengue fever. Not only common people died because of the disease but also a secretary, a public servant, and an M.P.A died.

It appears that the elite drug authority of Pakistan is not concerned about the consequences of the dengue epidemic. Unfortunately, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has, allegedly, registered a dengue vaccine that is banned by the WHO. Our institutions are not concerned about the health index. The expenditure on the health sector in the GDP is minimal. The government should adopt the policies pursued by Tanzania where the government distributed medicines on the basis of necessity in particular regions.