Shortage of drugs grips Attock

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Like other cities of the four provinces of the country, shortage of lifesaving drugs has gripped district Attock also and people are seen moving from one to another medical store in search of required medicines.

Talking to media persons here on Saturday, Member Executive Body Pharmacist Union Attock Dastagir Bhatti said that said that supply of more than 50 essential lifesaving medicines for cardiac, hepatitis, liver, lungs, brain, hypertension, hemophilia, paralysis, hemiplegic and other diseases has been interrupted by the pharmaceutical companies due to fluctuation in the prices of raw material being imported from different countries through foreign exchange in US Dollars reached at the alarming proportion leaving uncontrolled devaluation of Pakistani currency on daily basis as well.

He said that shortage of most necessary medicines include are Inj Rhogam, Inj. Rhofylac,Tab Co Olesta, Duac Gel, Syp Trimetabol, Tab Thyronorm, Syp Duphalac, Tab Prothiadin, Tab Prothiadin, Tab Iberet Folic, Tab Epival, Tab Tegrol, Tab Cardura, Tab Fasigyn,Duofilm lotion, Tab Artifin, Syp Tixylix, Tab Eziday Duo, Tab Telfast D, Tab Spiromide, Syp Maltofer, Humulin insulin,Inj Heprin, Inj Cardarone, Inj Epival, Inj Streptokinase(heart attack), Inj Gravinate, Inj Augmentin, Tab Diovan, Syp Inventive, and even the pharma companies have also stopped the production of so many other medicines which are required to save the human life during their surgery or hospitalization nearing to death.

He said that people can live without bread for some time but patient can’t wait for their medicines to save their lives.—INP