Health Minister Hamad Hassan confirmed to “Sawt Beirut International” that the Ministry of Health has nothing to do with the problem of medicine import, and explained, “The ministry’s job is to sign for importing the medicine if it is registered, but we feel responsible in this circumstance we enter as an intermediary pressuring the Banque du Liban to speed up the transfers, and what we learned was that he released a good part last week, and today we met at the Banque du Liban to collect bills and transfers so that we can follow them in order to preserve the rights of the citizen.”
On the other hand, Hassan said, “The pharmacies were closed and the sound had arrived, knowing that, according to the law, they cannot close.”
In case pharmacies close tomorrow, Hassan commented, “We have laws, judiciary and measures that must be taken to protect the health of the citizen.” He added, “The pharmacist’s cry has arrived and we are working to protect them and the citizens,” stressing that all the medicines that are now available in pharmacies are subsidized.
He stressed that “the responsibility of the central bank and companies is to cooperate, and the Ministry of Health is ready to support so that the medicine reaches the citizen.”
With regard to the numbers of Corona injuries, he said, “Unfortunately, today the number is shocking, we have 1,500 injuries,” calling on citizens to act according to this number, pointing out that the lack of respect for the measures taken by the Ministry of Health means the destruction of the system that the ministry worked on a year and a half ago.