SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 5 August 2021, Thursday |

Pharmaceuticals stuck in warehouses should be released, says Araji

The Head of the Parliamentary Committee MP Assem Araji said that the healthcare situation have become intolerable, and that it is the last chance for pharmaceutical importers to release the medicines piled in the warehouses, which would fulfil the market’s needs by 70 percent.

Araji said during a radio interview: “The country is in emergency. The Ministry of Public Health must intensify control on warehouses and the ministerial committee should take the decision for releasing these pharmaceuticals.”

He added that the government should preserve the importers’ rights of these assets, and in later stages finds a solution with the Central Bank.

Araji stressed the need for finding a solution for the medicines and medical supplies that are stuck in warehouses, at a time citizens are in dire need for these products. “This situation is threatening the life of thousands of patients, and would lead to their death,” he said.