SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 September 2021, Wednesday |

Hamad Hassan before leaving asks citizens to pay 80% of the value of unsubsidized medicines

Former Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan’s last achievements before his resignation was setting the final formula that determines the price mechanism for dispensing unsubsidized drug at 80 percent of the exchange rate of dollar against the Lebanese pound.

This decision, which Hassan considered fair, has led to a spike in medicine prices amid large chaos in pricing that differs from one pharmacy to another, which made way for traders and some pharmacists to control and monopolize medicines.

The healthcare sector is suffering from several hurdles, and the pharmaceutical crisis is one of these obstacles. Today, after appointing Dr. Firas Abiad as the Minister of Public Health will this sector witness any improvement?