According to news articles, the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) has stopped funding the importation of medicine via the official rate exchange of the US dollar against the Sudanese pound.
The decision has its direct impact on the prices of medicines as it jumped to 300% in some cases.
Doubling the prices of medicine will make the people unable to purchase the medicine.
The question that poses itself is what is the mission of the government if it failed to provide the medicine with affordable prices to its people?
The decision is dangerous because it touches the health and life of the citizens and it could not be justified by any means.
Nobody can support such decision because we are living in a country surrounded by diseases and poverty.
Medicine is not a luxurious commodity to be dealt with like other imported commodities.
The decision is unjustifiable and the government should reconsider the issue to avoid its disastrous impact in the lives of the citizens.
The government should retract immediately and provide all possible support and concessions to enable citizens purchase their medicine with reasonable prices.