Inspectors of the General Administration of Pharmacy in Cairo were able to monitor one of the promoters of the sale and purchase of Corona drugs on the black market on social media, and a number of health insurance drugs for critical cases, in the Nasr City Department, in cooperation with the Public Administration Supply Investigations from Major General Essam El-Azab, and Major General Mohamed Ragai, where one of the drug dealers was arrested on the black market, after a successful purchase attempt, with the participation of Dr. Iman Abdo, director of inspection, and Dr. Salma Al-Anwar, deputy director of pharmaceutical inspection at the Directorate of Health Affairs in Cairo, and records were made and necessary legal measures were taken.
Dr. Ola Khattab, Director of the General Administration of Pharmacy in Cairo Health, said that the official price for a single syringe is 6641 pounds, which they sell on the black market, at an amount ranging from 8,500 pounds up to 14,000 pounds per syringe, which is given to intensive care cases and smuggling them to the black market, and patients’ inability to obtain them is considered a threat. Egyptian pharmaceutical security.
Dr. Ola Khattab, Director of the General Administration of Pharmacy in Cairo Health, said that the department’s strategy seeks to control the drug market, and not allow any opportunity for smuggled drugs to enter the drug market, or not to exploit citizens and sell them drugs for more than their price.
For his part, Dr. Karim Salam, Undersecretary of the Directorate, said that the General Administration of Pharmacy is working to control the drug market, and not to trade in smuggled drugs inside the Egyptian market.
Dr. Mohamed Shawky, head of the health sector in Cairo, said that the directorate seeks to follow up on all pharmacies, in order to adhere to the instructions, preserve the drug in the market and not manipulate the citizens, adding that this is a continuation of the implementation of the directives of Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, to control the drug market and prevent Smuggling, theft and trafficking of Corona drugs on the black market.