Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Health has determined, today, Saturday, the mechanism for importing medicines, supplies and medical devices, while indicating that it has monitored illegal imports.
The ministry's spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the process of importing medicines, supplies and medical devices is organized by the Ministry of Health, through well-known channels and according to the law, starting from the Department of Technical Affairs and defining the sober global needs and origins.".
He added, "The party that would like to import according to the Iraqi controls is submitted through the Ministry of Health, and then the departments and concerned parties within the ministry in the Kimadia Company, the Technical Affairs Department and all concerned departments, and the import process is carried out according to these controls and in coordination with other authorities."
Regarding the illegal entry of medicines and medical supplies, Al-Badr explained that "the Ministry of Health is not responsible for any smuggling," noting that "the ministry monitored such cases with a circulation that did not pass through the legitimate legal channels and is working to hold them accountable in partnership with other security authorities, but in the first place we are following up." As for smuggling, the other security authorities in the country are concerned, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Pharmacists Syndicate and other parties.