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Taking efforts to address shortage of medical supplies: MOH

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Muscat -The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the General Directorate of Medical Supply, said it is making persistent efforts to confront the shortage of medical supplies .


Ibrahim bin Nasser Al Rashidi, Director General of the General Directorate of Medical Supply, said that the Sultanate of Oman, like other countries in the world, faces challenges in the shortage of medical supplies that affect the progress of health services provided to patients, which in turn negatively affects patients' health .


He explained that one of the main reasons for the shortage of medicines is the logistical challenge that may face local and international suppliers due to restrictions on shipping goods, delays in customs, or manufacturing difficulties in providing raw materials.


Also, political factors and economic fluctuations have a role in the smooth flow or obstruction of the transportation and distribution of medicines in general.


He pointed out that the shortage of medicines affects public health, including health units and pharmacies in the public and private sectors, as it affects hospitals and pharmacies in several ways, and patients suffer from the lack of availability of medicines, which causes a delay in the treatment plan or a decline in the quality of health care provided.


He mentioned that the impact of the lack of medicines affects those with chronic diseases. In recent years, we have become clear that the lack of availability of some vital medicines that are important for treating chronic diseases affects the health of patients who need these medicines on an ongoing basis, and a treatment plan is adopted for those with chronic diseases (such as heart disease and diabetes). ) on medications to increase their quality of life; Therefore, a shortage of these medications may worsen their health condition and increase the problems associated with it.


He stated that the shortage of medicines has an impact on emergency cases and injuries, as the shortage of medicines is not limited to those with chronic diseases, but also to emergency cases for which these medicines may be life-saving, pain-reducing, or speeding up the recovery process, and with the presence of medicine shortages, their delay It may lead to delayed treatment and worsening of health conditions.


The Director General of the General Directorate of Medical Supply at the Ministry of Health confirmed that the health system is working to secure and provide vital medicines to patients.



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