SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 July 2021, Friday |

Abdullah: Attacking pharmacists and doctors will not solve medicine problem

Representative Bilal Abdullah tweeted: “condemned attacks on pharmacists and doctors and hospitals’ health workers, will neither solve the drug problem, nor save the health sector from collapse. We need deterrent measures to stop these abusive practices.”

In this regard, President of Pharmacists Syndicate in Lebanon, Ghassan Al-Amin, indicated that the Syndicate called for a few hours of work suspension, and not for a strike, in protest against the security incidents that pharmacists and pharmacies are being exposed to due to the shortage of medicine,” noting that “due to two incidents in which Pharmacists were attacked, we called for a few hours of work suspension, so as not to reach more dangerous accidents.”

Amin called upon the Minister of Interior and Municipalities in the caretaker government, Muhammad Fahmy, “to take measures to prevent the recurrence of these incidents,” recalling that “when the municipalities used to conduct surveillance patrols in the areas, the rate of attacks decreased, but now it has risen again.”