SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 3 August 2021, Tuesday |

Haroun warns of shortage in medicines used for heart tilt

The Head of the Syndicate of Private Hospitals, Sleiman Haroun, warned that the lives of patients are at risk due to the shortage of some medicines that are used for heart tilt and stents, and are frequently used for scans and IRM.

Haroun said in an interview with Al Markazia that the pharmaceutical suppliers are not distributing these medicines, which sparks danger over the patients’ lives, as they will be deprived from undergoing arterial surgeries, and physicians will not be able to diagnose diseases.”

He said that hospitals have been suffering lately from this hurdle, and that the pharmaceutical suppliers have pledged distributing medicine on weekly basis, but “unfortunately they justify that the medicine is not available to them.” Haroun added that the hospitals don’t have the medicine in its stock.

As for diesel, Haroun said: “We are securing our needs on a daily basis, however we are receiving this commodity with many difficulties and after coordinating with the Ministry of Energy, and we do not know what will happen in the coming weeks.”