The prohibition of the sale of antibiotics, which the Cabinet of Ministers approved on March 6, will have at least three negative consequences. Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the political council of the Opposition platform – For Life, stated this, as the press service of the party informs.
“It goes without saying, that their aim is the concern of the health of citizens, as they say, it fights the resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Although, everyone understands that Cabinet of Ministers decided to do so, as it is in the USA, where you practically cannot buy any medicine without a visiting a doctor (accordingly without paying a doctor for a visit)”, - Medvedchuk said.
According to Medvedchuk, first of all, the corruption in the pharmacy field will grow, which already is strong, in addition, the legal, half-legal and illegal trading of antibiotics will increase as well.
“Secondly, now we will have to pay not only for medicine but for prescribing them as well. Apparently, the government decided that Ukrainian people pay for medicine no enough. The third reason is the most important and the worst one. The mortality number will grow as well. Not always a person, for example, suffering from flu or measles (do you remember that we still have measles epidemic) goes straight to a doctor. If an ill person feels very bad, the relatives will be forced to visit a doctor, to beg him to examine the ill person and only then to go and to buy antibiotics, unfortunately, there are no doubts, that someone will bring the medicine to someone. who is already dead or dying”, - the politician said.
“Although, it is also possible, that this the exact aim of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, and Ulyana Suprun, the Acting Health Minister, in particular?”, - Medvedchuk added.