In response to what was reported by a number of social media sites regarding the unavailability of the drug "Pantzol" for treating GERD, the Ministry of Health would like to confirm that it followed this issue with great interest with the concerned authorities in the ministry, which made it clear that there is an effective and reliable alternative available for this drug and has the same The medical effect, as for the medicine, the Ministry of Health requested quantities of it some time ago, and the supplier of the drug was verified. Which was reported that he will arrive during the month of December.
This, and doctors have been contacted to dispense the alternative medicine until the arrival of this medicine in the next few days.
The National Health Regulatory Authority has also been informed to communicate with the agent supplying the drug "Pantzol" regarding the delay in providing the drug to the private sector.
The Ministry of Health assures the honorable public that the ministry’s policy depends on continuous monitoring of the quantities of medicines present in the pharmacy and in the Ministry’s stores, as the concerned authority requests a new pre-emptive quantity for any medicine in which the available quantity in the stores is few, so that a new shipment is provided before the remaining quantity is exhausted, In the interest of the health and safety of patients.