Ministry News
6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Discussing the pharmacological status and mechanisms for securing medicines related to Corona

A meeting in Sana'a today, headed by Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakil, discussed the medicine situation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting reviewed mechanisms for securing and providing essential medicines, especially those related to corona, and preventing its monopoly in the local market.

At the meeting, which was attended by Dr. Mohamed Al-Madani, Chairman of the High Authority for Medicines and Medical Supplies, which included medicine producers in Yemen, the Minister of Health stressed the importance of everyone sensing their responsibilities during the circumstances the country is going through, especially with the global pandemic and the continued aggression and siege.

He stressed the importance of drug insurance, alleviating panic among citizens and working to provide and produce essential medicines related to the epidemic, stressing that all procedures will be facilitated to produce these medicines locally.

The Minister of Health said: "The need is great and the raw materials are available, and production and focus on the drugs that are monopolized and covering the market with them to break the monopoly, stressing that legal measures will be taken against violators and monopolists of medicines, especially in these circumstances.

He stressed the necessity of integrating everyone’s efforts to achieve stability in basic medical materials and supplies, especially those related to Corona, urging everyone to find a safe, effective and affordable drug.

The minister pointed out the importance of citizens relying on vegetables and fruits as a source of vitamins.

For his part, the President of the High Authority for Medicines stated that the Authority formed field committees to conduct visits to the pharmaceutical market and work to control monopolists and manipulators of prices, especially medicines related to Corona, stressing that monopolists will be pursued and deter those who begged themselves to tamper with the citizen’s drug or monopoly.

 He also confirmed preparing a list containing 19 varieties of medicines related to Corona, including vitamin C and others, to be produced locally at high quality and at reasonable prices.

For their part, drug producers emphasized readiness to produce drugs and cover the local market, especially in light of the current conditions.