GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged that Guwahati and the State have been witnessing an acute scarcity of medicines.
In a statement issued to the press on Tuesday, APCC general secretary and spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattacharya said, "The government has allowed pharmacies and hospitals to operate during the lockdown, but not medicine distributors and CNF. This has led to the scarcity of medicines in the nursing homes and hospitals in Guwahati and the State.
"Scared of the rise in COVID-19 positive cases, the State Health Minister has imposed a fresh lockdown of 14 days in Guwahati. Since the lockdown has been an unplanned one, it has created troubles for the people of the State. The lockdown notification doesn't have clear mention about medicine distributors and CNF. The closure of such agencies led to the scarcity of medicines in the State, creating problems for patients."