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Public Demand Authorities Monitor COVID Rapid Inspection Prices-Doha News

Due to the delay in PCR testing, more and more people are relying on antigen testing at home. Meanwhile, the public figure emphasized that he would like to thank the frontline workers who are once again under great stress.

People all over Qatar are calling on the Ministry of Commerce and Industry [MOCI] Monitor the price of rapid antigen testing [RAT] At all pharmacies, as the country is dealing with the obvious test crisis.

Qatar citizens and residents have expressed dissatisfaction on social media with what many have described as “exploitation” by some pharmacies that sell RAT at exorbitant prices.

Prior to the third wave of COVID infections hitting Qatar, pharmacies were selling QAR 30 RATs, but after overcrowding and long lines at the PCR test center spread on the Internet, the price was QAR 50. Rising to, some people insisted they had to pay 100 Qatari riyals in one test.

Ministry of Public Health [MOPH] Priced caps for rapid testing at private medical facilities Last year. Those seeking a rapid antigen test at the clinic will only pay up to 50 Qatari riyals.

“Unfortunately, the exploitation of citizens and residents has increased recently, giving crisis managers the freedom to do business without oversight or accountability. The RAT was QAR30 two days ago, but now it is QAR50. And has reached QAR100 !!! It is unethical to take advantage of people’s needs in such a crisis. “

Participants Qatar citizens “Unfortunately, the exploitation of citizens and residents has increased recently, giving people in crisis the freedom to do business without oversight or accountability. The RAT was QAR30 two days ago, Now it has reached QAR50 and QAR100 !!! It is unethical to take advantage of people’s needs in such a crisis. “

“The cost of RAT was 30 QAR, but prices at some pharmacies reached 100 QAR. We hope MOCI will intervene to stop the current crisis and pandemic abuse.”

“The cost of RAT was 30 QAR, but prices at some pharmacies reached 100 QAR. We hope MOCI will intervene to stop the current crisis and pandemic abuse,” he said. Abdulrahman Bin Saoud said. Qatar citizens, In a tweet directed to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The MOCI His message replied to the tweet, “It was forwarded to the relevant team.”

Bin Saoud also learned later on Tuesday that MOCI launched a testing campaign at a local pharmacy. However, the ministry has not yet announced the measures taken against them.

More people repeated the same concerns, but they also said Bulk purchase Tests are rarely left for the rest of the general public.

Others have accused small online businesses of selling in bulk, taking advantage of the fact that more people are positive in the epidemic of the Omicron variant.

A screenshot shared by one Twitter user shows an account promoting RAT at the following prices: 850 Qatari riyals per cartonIncludes 25 test kits. However, the name of the account is not listed.

Citizens demand revitalization of Law 12 of 1972

Meanwhile, people sought revitalization from the authorities Law No. 12 of 1972 About mandatory pricing and fixed profits. Violators will be imprisoned for up to a year and fined at least 10,000 Qatari riyals.

RAT is not as accurate as a hospital PCR test, Low sensitivity In the former, there was a high demand for buying it among the general public.

This is primarily due to what appears to be a domestic testing crisis, and images and videos show a long line of people in hospitals and clinics trying to spread PCR testing across social media. ..

Where is Covid in Qatar now?

Thanks to the frontline workers

Qatar has witnessed a surprising increase in Covid-19 cases over the past two weeks after the emergence of a rapidly prevalent variant of Omicron.

The increase in cases was also consistent with large public rallies at major sporting and social events in Qatar, including the FIFA Arab Cup.

On Tuesday, MOPH recorded 1,695 cases, maintaining less than 1,000 by December and then increasing the total number of active cases to 8,339. Skeptics believe that the actual numbers are much higher.

Frontline workers bear the heaviest burden of the recent crisis, and officials such as Foreign Complementary Assistant Lorwa al-Hatter have taken the time to acknowledge their efforts.

“Medical staff work day and night. I personally know someone who has been working for more than 18 hours in a row for weeks, not to mention the last two years. [her public] To remember them in prayer, “said Al Hatter in a tweet on Tuesday.

“We are all exhausted and frustrated, but they are [frontline workers] Spend sleepless nights in addition to their fatigue to help us. I personally thank all the doctors, nurses and guards, “she added.

Others have joined the Qatari authorities to thank the medical staff working on the spread of the virus.

“Respect hard-working doctors, nurses and frontliners. You can be with you because they work in shifts for more than 18 hours, cancel vacations and cannot meet family members.” Said Khalifa Al Haroon, founder of I Love Qatar, an influential social media company. [ILQ]..

Workers at Primary Health Care Corporation at the end of last month [PHCC] The decision of the health agency has forced us to cancel all current and future vacations.

This decision affects nurses, laboratory workers, radiologists, pharmacists, and workers in facilities that are directly involved in the treatment or treatment of COVID-19 cases.


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