No shortage of paracetamol tablets, says health ministry
The Ministry of Health says contrary to reports in the media, there is no shortage of paracetamol tablets and syrup in the public health sector.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock Ducasse says the Ministry of Health, through the National Health Fund which manages pharmaceuticals, has an adequate supply of the drugs.
Paracetamol such as Panadol, Cetamol and Tylenol are used in the treatment and management of the chikungunya virus.
According to Ducasse the ministry has it's regular supply of the drugs and an emergency stock.
She says supplies are also on order which can be accessed quickly if the need arises.
DuCasse adds that Regional Health Authorities are encouraged to pay close attention to their inventory management systems especially in the chikungunya affected parishes so stocks are delivered in a timely manner.
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