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60% increase in medicine prices in Khartoum

December 17 - 2018 KHARTOUM
A pharmacy in Khartoum (file photo)
A pharmacy in Khartoum (file photo)

The National Medicines and Toxins Council has allegedly ratified and approved that medicine prices will rise by 60 per cent in all pharmacies in Khartoum, which means prices will be even higher outside the capital.

According to pharmacists speaking to Radio Dabanga on Saturday, the increase in the prices of medicines came after the ratification and approval by the National Medicines and Toxins Council.

The price of aspirin has risen from SDG 18 to SDG 30. There has been a 150 per cent increase in the price of diabetes and blood pressure medicines over the past few days.

Medical experts expect continued price increases. The sources have warned that there could be aggravation over the medicine crisis and the impact it is having on the lives of citizens. They called on the government to find urgent solutions to prevent further chaos in the country.

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