The Mainland has relaxed its anti-epidemic policies since the beginning of last month, and the epidemic has spread rapidly across provinces and cities. The rush to buy medicines has spread to Hong Kong, making it difficult to find "paracetamol" painkillers and fever-reducing medicines in the market.
The Hong Kong government stated that it has been maintaining close communication with relevant units on the latest developments of the epidemic in neighboring regions, including the Mainland and Macau.
The SAR will do its best to provide assistance to relevant units regarding mutual assistance in epidemic prevention and control, including vaccines, medicines or other materials.
All the Chinese patent medicines donated by the central government have been dispatched and are stepping up the purchase of paracetamol drug reserves
Legislative Council member Chen Peiliang sent a written question to the government, pointing out that the central government donated a large amount of anti-epidemic drugs to Hong Kong during the fifth wave of the epidemic. Now that the mainland is experiencing drug shortages and supply cuts, as well as medical resources running out, will the Hong Kong government support the mainland? .
The Medical and Health Bureau responded that Hong Kong received some anti-epidemic Chinese patent medicines donated by the Central Government last year, including "Lianhua Qingwen Capsules", "Jinhua Qinggan Granules" and "Huoxiangzhengqi Tablets/Capsules", and large-scale procurement of medical supplies was coordinated by the Central Government .
The bureau pointed out that all the obtained Chinese patent medicines have been distributed to those in need, and the "paracetamol" medicine purchased has been continuously distributed to those in need through various departments, including patients from the Hospital Authority, and distributed by the Department of Health to people in home isolation. patients etc.
The government reiterated that the stock of "paracetamol" drug in the public medical system is currently maintained at about five to six months of daily use.
Enough for the public healthcare system to care for patients.
However, in response to the recent tight supply in the market, the Government is planning to step up the procurement of a considerable amount of related drugs for stockpiling.
Consider supporting private medical facilities in a targeted manner according to actual conditions and needs.
The Chamber of Commerce of Pharmacies pointed out that the supply of paracetamol is sufficient and the brand is out of stock. The brand is also in stock and advocates selling a maximum of 3 boxes at a time to pass the customs｜Lu Chongmao said that the supply of paracetamol is stable and setting up a special reserve does not rule out legislation to regulate the sale of painkillers?
Doctor warns: two types of people are cautious about eating paracetamol, which will hurt the body. The government said that "paracetamol" drugs are sufficient and consider distributing medicines to the grassroots and residents in areas where drugs are lacking. Begging for medicine rush｜Chinese customers are rushing to buy antipyretic, pain-relieving and cold medicines. Japan requires drugstores to limit the purchase of New World, Fortune Medicine and SF Express. There are "self-discipline limitations"