The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) says that the scarcity of many medications, especially those that can save lives, is extremely alarming. The PMA has previously voiced worry that a drug crisis could be caused by the closure of the LC (letter of credit) for the import of raw materials for pharmaceutical manufacturing and rising production prices.
According to reports, the government has not made any efforts to resolve the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry. As a result, the manufacturers’ issues have gotten worse, and patients and their families are currently dealing with significant difficulties as a result of the lack of accessibility of essential medications.
According to the PMA, recent figures show that 1,300 pharmaceutical companies have had their production stopped; this number may rise to 2,500 in the following days when other companies stop producing drugs due to inflation and raw material shortages. The PMA highlighted in their statement that our healthcare system is already in disarray and that a lack of drugs would make things worse.
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