Lebanon: Medical Equipment & Devices Importers Syndicate warns that medication and baby formula will run out within weeks

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Protesters march towards Energy Ministry building during a protest against record depreciation of the local currency and the current economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon on March 19, 2021 [Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency]

Lebanon's Medical Equipment & Devices Importers Syndicate warned on Friday that stocks of medication for chronic diseases and infant formula will run out within weeks. This came in a statement issued by Head of the syndicate Karim Jbara during a press conference in the capital, Beirut. Jbara stated: "The stock of medications, medicines for incurable diseases and baby formula will run out after a few weeks. We will not be able to overcome this critical situation unless imports are allowed." He added: "Import is suspended because we need prior approval from the Health Ministry and the Banque du Liban. Most companies will not send medicines unless we pay off the accumulated debts." Jabara continued: "We tried to secure external funding to import medicines, […]

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