Corona miracle drug disappears from markets in Islamabad

Despite the governments efforts to curb hoarding of essential medicines, otherwise widely available cheap drug disappears from pharmacies in Islamabad. The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) has decided to launch an action against the drug stores involved in hoarding dexamethasone drug, which is being prescribed to coronavirus patients. On selling of dexamethasone in hiked prices, the pharmacists will face action legal consequences.

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In this regard, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqat issued a notification on Wednesday. DC has directed all pharmacies to ensure the uninterrupted supply of the drug and sell it only to those having a doctor’s prescription. The drug stores have been instructed to maintain records of sales and purchase of the medicine.

Source: Express Tribune