The Egyptian Drug Authority has launched a hotline to receive complaints and inquiries from citizens about any shortage in medicine.
The hotline is part of efforts to ease burdens on citizens, where securing drugs is concerned, the EDA said in a statement Sunday.
It is a 24-hour service, said EDA spokesman Aly el Meghawry, noting that citizens will be advised about the nearest place to find the drugs they need.
This is a strategy to early detect any medicine shortage with the aim to meet demands of the local market and government hospitals, Meghawry added.
Source: State Information Service Egypt