المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Medicine high prices | “Salvation Government” raises medicine prices for the second time in one week

The “Salvation Government” has informed the owners of medicine stores and pharmacies in areas under its control that medicines’ prices would go up by 28% . It is worth noting that the “Salvation Government” had raised medicines’ prices on August 8 by 18%.

 

The areas controlled by the “Salvation Government” experience a considerable rise in medicines’ prices, along with the absence of oversight and the proliferation of unlicensed pharmacies run by non-specialists or false certificates’ holders.

 

These medicines have been smuggled from regime-controlled areas to HTS-held area and vice versa near Saraqeb city, via secret roads run by HTS. Fuel, food, medicine and people have been also smuggled.

 

On July 29, Observatory sources reported a large quantities and various medicines became available but at high prices, after the acute shortage of these medicines in pharmacies for weeks.

 

The Salvation Government’s Ministry of Health issued a decree a day earlier asking the owners of medicine stores to check with the ministry to obtain the necessary licenses to practice the profession legally.

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