Royal Hospital issues notice on medicine shortage claims on social media

Oman Tuesday 28/April/2020 15:47 PM
By: Times News Service
Royal Hospital issues notice on medicine shortage claims on social media

Muscat: Royal Hospital issued a notice about what is being circulated on social media on the shortage of some medicines.

The hospital said in a statement: "According to what is being circulated about the availability of some medicines, we would like to clarify that the Royal Hospital purchases more than 1,600 medicines from various countries of the world to provide them to all patients."

Due to what the world is going through because of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the stoppage of many means of transportation and decisions issued by some countries to stop exporting, this has led to a shortage of 16 medications of the 1,600 that are imported and a number of steps have been taken by the hospital to obtain them."

"As for" mitotane" medicine, the hospital imports it from the UK in specific quantities because the number of users is limited, and coordination is being made to bring it from another source due to the interruption of export from the UK and the medicine is expected to arrive soon," they added on the clarification.

The hospital confirms that it works with the relevant authorities of the ministry and specialists to avoid any shortage in medicines and provide them as much as possible, but that the current events and because of some drugs are manufactured only in specific factories because of property rights, the hospital may face some difficulties from time to time and we thank the community's understanding of that.