SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 26 September 2021, Sunday |

Diab chairs meeting regarding drug plan

Caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, chaired on Friday a meeting devoted to detailing the drug plan, in the presence of Minister of Health Hamad Hassan, PM Advisors Petra Khoury and Khodor Taleb, President Aoun’s Advisor Walid Khoury, head of the Lebanese Pharmaceutical Importers Association (LPIA) Karim Jbara, head of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists Ghassan Al-Amine, head of the Syndicate of Pharmaceutical Industries in Lebanon (SPIL) Carole Abi Karam, along with Berta Abi Zeid, Marie-Therese Sawaya, Rawad Jibril, Mahmoud Zalzali, Colette Reaidy, and Nabil Gharib.

After the meeting, the head of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists said: “We deliberated with H.E. Prime Minister Diab on the suffering of the pharmaceutical sector, including pharmacies, importers, and drug companies. We also discussed the subsidy rationing plan, with which we urge compliance. PM Diab emphasized that its application was linked to the decision of adopting the ration card as a law in the parliament. Pending decision issuance, we considered how to address the basic gaps threatening our sector so that it can survive and continue to provide medicines security for citizens.”