NO PARACETAMOL IN PAKISTAN’S PHARMACIES AMID 5TH COVID WAVE, RISING DENGUE CASES
3 February 2022
Paracetamol is unavailable in many of Pakistan’s pharmacies and is reportedly being sold in the black market, reported Dawn.
A Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) official attributed the shortage of Paracetamol, the most commonly prescribed medicine for Covid-19 patients, to the rising number of dengue cases and the subsequent demand for the painkiller, reported the newspaper.
Drap on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to 15 pharmaceutical companies for failing to manufacture Paracetamol despite having licenses.
Meanwhile, Pakistan is currently facing the fifth Covid-19 wave and the number of active cases across the country has crossed the 100,000 mark.
Pakistan’s national positivity rate is at 9.65 per cent and National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) recorded 32 deaths across the country over the past 24 hours.
News Source : Hindustan Times
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