Residents complain about lack of medicine in Deir Ezzor amidst Assad regime’s Health Ministry absent role

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Residents complained about lack of medicine for inflammations, antibiotics, zinc, and iron in Deir Ezzor, according to medical staff member.

The member added that the reason for the lack of aforementioned medicine in hospitals is coronavirus COVID-19 wide-spread in Deir Ezzor, and the Assad regime’s Health Ministry not supplying hospitals with medicine necessary to fight the pandemic.

Patients or their companions are forced to search for the medicine themselves in pharmacies or even requesting medicine from other cities at high costs that range between 1,500 and 2,000 Syrian pounds per ten pills of Cetamol.

The member emphasized that some pharmacies monopolize medicine to sell it for doubled prices in the Deir Ezzor countryside in which residents complain about lack of medicine and doctors.

COVID-19 is wide-spread in Assad regime-controlled areas in Deir Ezzor. A doctor said that the virus is spread 50 percent, which confused the medical sector in Deir Ezzor.

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