Health Ministry: Tons of stored medical drugs expired before use

Health Ministry: Tons of stored medical drugs expired before use

July 01, 2015 - 12:05
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Almost a hundred thousand tons of necessary medicines and pharmaceutical drugs stored in hospitals have expired before making use of them, the Medicines Control Committee (MCC) in the Ministry of Health has disclosed.

The MCC’s Head, Dr. Wafa Al-Maghrebi, confirmed that those tons of medications were imported years ago and the reason why they were accumulated without use lies in the improper registry of the available amounts of medicines as well as due to the random importation policy.

Dr. Al-Maghrebi pinpointed that unfortunately there are some medicaments for tumors, AIDS, diabetes, asthma and other diseases among the expired medications.