The Fourth Division siege on medicines was preceded by preventing flour and basic foodstuffs from entering Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafieh.
" Medicines have not entered the neighborhoods since 8 days, after the first 3 days some pharmacists contacted pharmaceutical companies and their representatives to inquire about the non-arrival of medicines to the neighborhood", The administrators of the Pharmacists’ Union stated.
" Some pharmaceutical companies said that the Fourth Division prevents their representatives from entering the neighborhood since 8 days", administrators of the Pharmacists’ Union added.
ANHA contacted a number of pharmacists in Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood who warned about cutting drugs, especially for patients with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and others who always need doses.
The pharmacist (L, A) noted that there are no specific types that are prohibited from crossing, but it is strictly forbidden for delegates to enter the two neighborhoods, meaning that the siege also includes medicines for children, adults and all strata.
The pharmacist expected a catastrophic situation if such practices continue against civilians in the besieged neighborhoods.
It is noteworthy that Damascus government have imposed a stifling siege on the residents of Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafieh neighborhoods since the 13th of last March.