The Ministry of Health issued a circular on the withdrawal of some cough medicines from pharmacies to return them to the concerned industrial company in order to make certain modifications and then supply the pharmacies with the modified medicines.
Sources said the ministry does not allow the sale of counterfeit medicines being advertised on various social networking sites as these products are not licensed by the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA).
Sources added that painkillers and antibiotics are the most widely used medicines.
In another development, the ministry has announced that a new hospital will be established in the Central Prison and the project will be included in the general budget of the State A high-ranking source from the ministry said the project will be implemented in coordination with the Interior Ministry, indicating the capacity will be 20 beds and it will offer the most vital medical specializations.
The source revealed the hospital will consist of departments for men and women in different specializations such as dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology and cardiology.
The source also unveiled a plan to construct another hospital for the police forces with a capacity of 500 beds and the same specializations.
Source: Arab Times