In occupied Crimea, residents complain about the lack of medications

Глянько Катерина
13:11, 13 January
In occupied Crimea, residents complain about the lack of medications
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There is a shortage of medications prescribed to patients with the coronavirus infection in occupied Crimea. The hotline receives appeals from Crimeans due to the lack of prednisolone, methylprednisolone, and dexamethasone in ampoules and tablets in pharmacies.

On January 13, during a meeting of the "operational headquarters", the head of the department of the occupying Roszdorovnadzor in Crimea and Sevastopol, Vasily Klimov announced this.

"During the holidays the situation has not changed in terms of these medications, because there is a defect in the market. These meds are currently assigned to government contracts for public medical institutions that provide care to patients with coronavirus infection. They will primarily be supplied to these organizations", - Klimov said.

What is known

  • According to monitoring conducted in December in 124 pharmacies in 13 cities of the occupied peninsula, many lack the meds needed to treat pneumonia caused by the coronavirus infection.
  • An app for searching for medicines in pharmacies will be created in occupied Crimea.
  • A Kyiv hospital director denied the need for most meds for the treatment of the coronavirus infection, due to the lack of which panic had spread among the residents of occupied Crimea on social networks.