| 10 December 2023, Sunday |

Monopolies control baby formula: situation has become sustainable

A doctor’s job has evolved into that of a consultant in order to supply alternatives to their milk, which is the only thing they may consume before the age of six months. Abdel Hafeez, like other pharmacists, feels embarrassed by his inability to respond to his neighbors and family who are searching for milk.

We were able to reach a person in charge of delivering baby formula to pharmacies. It is not necessary to watch each drugstore entry to determine the breadth of the issue, but rather the magnitude of the calamity. Monopolies hold infant milk captive, the same monopolies that destroyed tons of baby food two years ago in order to sell it at an unsubsidized price.

While the accusing fingers point to the monopolists from the importers, the monopolists accuse the Central Bank, which decided to approve the disbursement of funds for everything that is subsidized.

  • Sawt Beirut International