Health sector trade unions reiterate that a major issue will arise within the next three weeks pertaining to medicines required for patients in the country.
The Academy of Health Professionals said it will become a major medicines crisis that goes beyond a shortage.
Speaking to NewsRadio, President of the Association Ravi Kumudesh said they raised concerns over the shortage of medicines adding however the situation has now escalated.
Kumudesh said medicine importers have said no entity has come forward to provide solutions for their issues including operational costs increasing drastically, relevant letters of credit not being issued and being unable to source dollars.
He said the Ministry of Health is under the impression that the matter can be resolved through the Indian Credit Line adding however only 20 percent of medicines are being imported from India.
Kumudesh added the country will not be able to import the remaining 80 percent of the medicines including innovative drugs used during emergencies and thereby leading to a major shortage in essential medicines.