Imported medicines cost Afghanistan over $400M per year

Ahmad Jawad Osmani, the acting minister of public health, on Saturday spoke at a ceremony marking world pharmacists' day and said that around $400 to $600 million dollars is spent annually to import medicine to Afghanistan

Sep 27, 2020
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Ahmad Jawad Osmani, the acting minister of public health, on Saturday spoke at a ceremony marking world pharmacists' day and said that around $400 to $600 million dollars is spent annually to import medicine to Afghanistan.

“About $400 to 600 million dollars of our medicine is supplied from outside Afghanistan, which is a very large amount of capital spent from our country," said Osmani, who added that it would be far better to produce more medicine within the country.

Osmani emphasized at the ceremony that if the situation continues, it will have a major negative impact on the country's economy.


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