Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa govt refloats tender for import of chemicals amid ban on medicines from India

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Peshawar Published: Jun 18, 2020, 10:47 PM(IST)

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The KP government issued a fresh tender to import chemicals and necessary appliances in order to go ahead with its anti-dengue action plan.

Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has refloated a tender for the import of chemicals, necessary appliances and goods used in disinfection spray, amid a ban on import of medicines from India.

The sources in the provincial health authorities said that medicines had to be supplied from a company in India to the KPK Malaria Control Programs. But the Pakistan Custom Authorities stopped the supply causing difficulties for the health authorities to go ahead with the anti-dengue action plan program 2020.

Therefore, the supply delayed for a quite long time and as such the malaria control program faced difficulties in controlling dengue larva and its eggs.

The KP government issued a fresh tender to import chemicals and necessary appliances in order to go ahead with its anti-dengue action plan.

The Pakistan government had on August 9, 2019, decided to suspend all kinds of trade with India.

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