500 million dinars for Tunisia’s Central pharmacy to reduce deficit

The Tunisian government is launching a rescue programme for the Tunisian Central Pharmacy by providing, in the short term, 500 million dinars to urgently solve the problem of drug deficit.

¨Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said that the government pledges to better organise the sector through the development of a national strategy involving all stakeholders through a better organisation of distribution channels and the adoption of a digital system ensuring good distribution in the public and private sectors, indicating the launch of the digital distribution experience in hospitals and pharmacies, in addition to the need to work to rationalise the consumption of medicines in Tunisia.

The Prime Minister emphasised the strategic and vital importance of the sector of the pharmaceutical industry in Tunisia, which remains linked to drug safety. He added that the sector, which employs Tunisian skills and human resources, has managed to achieve a growth rate of 11% and a coverage rate of national needs of nearly 50% in national production, in addition to the achievements at the level of exports (100 million dinars) and investments (nearly 500 million dinars).

He called, Thursday in Hammame as he chaired the opening of the conference of the International Forum of the “Réalités on the theme “Tunisian pharmaceutical industry facing its challenges”,  on local and foreign dealers to continue investing in the pharmaceutical industry in Tunisia and to work to double the value of exports, especially as the Tunisian pharmaceutical industry is able, according to him, to raise all the challenges through the opening to the Maghreb, African and Mediterranean space.

TunisianMonitorOnline (MNHN)



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