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DOH Orders Price Freeze On Medicines, Supplies In Areas Affected By Taal EruptionThe order was issued after reports of hoarding and profiteering after the calamity.by Kate Borbon .
According to a DOH press release, the price freeze “covers maintenance medicines and essential drugs including analgesics, anti-allergics, anticonvulsants, antiseptics, antidotes, and antibiotics among others.”
This price freeze serves to protect the public from profiteering, hoarding, cartels, and similar activities that might hinder them from obtaining their pharmaceutical needs, from medicines to medical supplies like face masks.
“DOH received reports of individuals and establishments that hoard and sell essential commodities at jacked-up prices,” said DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III. “It is abhorrent that there are people who take advantage of public emergencies and profit at the expense of our suffering countrymen.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
“It is [the] mandate of the Department of Health to protect the Filipino people against life-threatening situations, including those that prevent them from seeking the right and adequate products and services when they need it the most.”
Secretary Duque continued, “We will not compromise the Filipino people’s welfare especially in this trying time. DOH is exerting all efforts to control prices for essential medicines and commodities for the duration of the emergency.”
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