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MP asks Health Ministry for details on case of missing medicine

4. Missing Meds
A general photo of a field hospital in Jordan. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — MP Fareed Haddad on Thursday asked the Ministry of Health the details of the disappearance of medicine valued at an estimated JD200 million from ministry warehouses, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

He asked whether any of those drugs had been sold to the private sector, adding that the case has been turned over to the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission, according to the deputy.

Haddad also asked about the status of field hospitals now that the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has declined, and whether the staff at the field hospitals will be transferred to other medical facilities, according to Jo24.

The deputy said that he wants to know what will happen to these hospitals, which have cost the Treasury JD25 million, and if there are plans to move the equipment to public hospitals. Furthermore, he asked how the ministry would make use of the buildings erected to house the clinics.

The representative also asked for an update regarding ongoing court proceedings between the government and a contracting company regarding “defects” at the Amman field hospital.


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