The Kuwaiti Ministry of Trade and Industry announced the closure of 14 new pharmacies that did not comply with the ministerial decision to set prices for selling medical respirators, bringing the number of pharmacies that were closed for the same reasons to 19 pharmacies so far.
The ministry said, in a press statement today, that the inspection teams of the Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Sector inspected 187 pharmacies and made 20 seizure minutes for pharmacies and violating shops.
She added that the closure of these pharmacies came because they sell some medical supplies at artificial prices and their lack of commitment to the Ministry’s decisions taking advantage of the current conditions with government precautions to prevent the new mutated Corona virus.
She pointed out that the closure was implemented under instructions from the Minister of Trade and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan after the pharmacies violated several laws, including a violation of the decision to set the prices of medical masks.
She stressed that "she will not hesitate to close any pharmacy or store that sells medical supplies or take advantage of conditions, and it continues in inspection tours at all times."
Yesterday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Trade and Industry announced the closure of five pharmacies for not adhering to the ministerial decision regarding setting prices for selling medical masks.
It is worth mentioning that Minister Al-Roudhan issued a ministerial decision based on a letter from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health regarding setting prices for selling medical respirators, with prices ranging from 100 fils to 1.320 Kuwaiti dinars.