LAHORE: The supply of cancer medicine has been stopped in hospitals of Punjab because the government’s health department hasn’t paid its dues.
The medicine was being supplied to the hospitals by a private company. The government reportedly owes it more than Rs .16 billion for two years 2018 to 2019.
Foreigner pharmaceutical company also wrote a letter to Punjab government and specialized health in which it informed that medicines worth more than 12 billion have been provided in Punjab from July 2018 to June 2019.
Representatives of the company and government officials met several times but could not reach to a mutual agreement, after which the company stopped its supply of medicine.