UAE Cabinet adopts policy on medicine availability

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The UAE Cabinet has approved a national policy aimed at ensuring the availability of essential medicines at all times, in addition to ensuring their quality and safety.

The country will also raise investment in the pharmaceutical industrial sector by 20 per cent.

The latest Cabinet meeting, held at Expo 2020 Dubai, was chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

During the meeting, Cabinet members ratified a national strategy comprising 40 projects, aimed at enhancing the contribution of creative industries to 5 per cent of UAE GDP, in partnership with the private sector.

Sheikh Mohammed also announced financial exemptions from housing loans for low-income UAE citizens, people of determination and families of the deceased.

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