| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Subsidy for infant formula lifted…but?

“It is most likely that we were buying milk for two countries, as there are no more solutions.” With a clear reference to the smuggling file to Syria and with these words, the Minister of Public Health in the caretaker government, Firas Abyad, announced the lifting of subsidies on infant formula (infant milk from zero to year No. 1 and No. 2).
After this decision, some families were relieved, considering that their arduous journeys to find milk had come to an end. They considered that such a decision would inevitably lead to the availability of milk in sufficient quantities in pharmacies. .
On the other hand, and if efforts succeed in providing and securing milk… it seems that its imaginary prices need a budget, as the 900-gram package touched 790,000 pounds, while the 400-gram package was not less than 350,000 pounds.
Will families be able to secure milk for their children?
Thanks to a country that, instead of controlling illegal crossings… preferred to turn the first and basic food for children into a luxury that is not within everyone’s reach!

  • Sawt Beirut International