Medicines in short supply as govt fails to settle bills

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Health owes a whopping Dh100 million to various pharmaceutical companies in the country, which has resulted in these companies suspending supplies to hospitals and healthcare centres in the Northern Emirates.

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Published: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 9:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:36 PM

Subsequently, the region is facing a shortage of medicines. A ministry source toldKhaleej Times, that the main problem was the budgetory allocation to the ministry, which had remained stagnant at Dh180m for the past 7 years, against a requirement of Dh200m annually.

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