Head of State calls on pharmacists to lower medicine prices

(TAP) – President of the Republic Kaïs Saïed called for lowering the prices of medicines, lauding the major role played by private pharmacists in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Receiving Friday, the Director General of the Tunisian Central Pharmacy, the President of the National Council of Pharmacists and the Secretary General of the Union of Pharmacists, the Head of State called on private pharmacists to contribute to reducing as much as possible the prices of medicines in order to support the national effort and help the poor and disadvantaged people.


He recalled in this regard, the call he had extended to traders in this regard, which has been welcomed by several of them, two days after his meeting the President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA).


The Head of State spoke about the health situation in the country due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing out that vaccines are available and that millions of doses will be acquired with the ongoing opening of sea, air and land bridges to deliver them.


Saied touched on the political situation in Tunisia, stressing that the country needs “a Tunisian-made medicine to treat the cancer that has spread in the country with widespread corruption,” saying that his role is to “combat this evil that has infiltrated the machinery of the State.”


The President of the Republic underlined that this fight will be conducted “in accordance with the law and with full respect for human rights, freedom of expression and of the press, and all the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and by international instruments and laws.”


The Head of State added: “Tunisia needs an effective medicine, a new vaccine and a new diagnosis so that the law can be a real remedy for this situation,” not excluding “the use of chemical substances to treat the sick cells.”


Source: TAP News Agency