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Cabinet approves national health and drugs policy

Cabinet today approved a national health and drugs policy which will be instrumental in regulating sale and dispensing of drugs in the country.

The policy also provides a regulatory framework on the operation of pharmacies in the country to ensure those dispensing medicines are qualified and certified to carry out such work.

The Minister of Health Hawo Hassan Mohamed briefed the cabinet on the need and importance of having a national health and drugs policy to promote best practices in public health in the country.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister has called on ministers to quickly implement the proposals raised during the meeting on impeachment of the president. The meeting which was attended a section of impeachment caucus agreed that ministers will appear before respective parliamentary committees to respond to charges raised in the impeachment motion.