“Order from above”. Almaty residents are warned about empty counters in pharmacies

“Order from above”.  Almaty residents are warned about empty counters in pharmacies

“Order from above”. Almaty residents are warned about empty counters in pharmacies

Kazakhstanis in WhatsApp are actively sending a message with a call to buy 10 packs of antipyretic drugs, reports zakon.kz.

The author of the audio message claims that “there was an order from above” to withdraw a number of drugs from pharmacies in Almaty and Almaty region in order to force people to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is not true, – the stopfake.kz edition notes.

This information was denied by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Today, drugs in demand in the treatment of coronavirus infection are available in all pharmacies in the city. The security is about 90%. Pharmacy warehouses have more than 1 million (1,037 thousand) drugs in demand. In addition, to saturate the market, the supply of medicines to the city’s pharmacies continues at the expense of the stabilization fund, which for Almaty today is about 5 billion tenge. At present, 47.1 million of drugs and medical products planned for import have been imported to Almaty (118%). Sold in the amount of 23.4 million. Available in the amount of 23.8 million, including the minimum balance of 8 million. The city has formed a two-month safety margin, ”the press service said.

The department added that today there is no increased demand for medicines and personal protective equipment.

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