Friday, August 05, 2005

Shortage of medicines

NDTV reports that there is a shortage of medicines in Mumbai, and there are two reasons behind this. Firstly, it reports:
[R]umours about stocks of medicines getting over are leading to panic among the people, and many are buying it without having the need for it.

As a result, the shortage of medicines may actually take place, and those really in need, may not find them in the market.
And secondly:
The heavy rains have had a severe impact on pharma companies, and many of them have suffered losses of hundreds of crores.

About a thousand dispensaries have also been completely ruined.