Cabinet reassures of the supplying position of petroleum, flour and medicine

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Cabinet reassures of the supplying position of petroleum, flour and medicine

 The  Council of Ministers , in a meeting which was chaired by the acting Prime Minister and Minister of the Cabinet Affiars, Omer Bashir Manis, Tuesday heard a report presented by the Federal Health Minister about medicines supplies in the country.
 
 the meeting heard a report  presented  by Minister of Energy and Mining in which he stated  that quantities  of  fuels in  depots  and refinery are sufficient  and there  was  no shortage  in  fuel  supplies, adding that the problem lies  in  distribution and transportation.
 
 He referred  to existence of fuel products  problem of distribution and transportation  
 the cabinet has taken urgent measures  to  solve  this problem  by increasing the daily   benzene and gasoline  quotas   of capital  Khartoum and other states of Sudan and putting arrangements   with the transport chamber  to solve the transport  issue the Council of Ministers  also gave directive on stopping  collection of fees on roads  as it  impedes  fuel tankers  and that the  council  directed the traffic police to overlook  the mini  traffic mistakes  so as to be a reason  for hampering  trucks.
He said  that  the country’s   reserve  of fuel is  sufficient for 40 days  and there are large quantities  are coming to the country through Port Sudan port.
 
The cabinet heard a report presented by the Federal Health Minister Dr. Akrm  Ali Altoum about medicines supplies in the country
the report attributed spread of malaria  and some cases of death in North Darfur State to the inappropriate distribution of drugs from the state's stores of medicines to health centers and hospitals and considered it an obvious shortcoming due to the poor provision of services or intended failure for certain reasons.
The Health Minister has referred to the poor performances of the health service departments in the states, demanding more powers for the ministry to enable it to dispatch technical teams to the states to support this departments.
The Council of Ministers directed the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Central Bank of Sudan to provide the necessary funds for importing medicines, the Cabinet also gave a directive for facilitating work of national and foreign organizations that are participating in the fighting epidemics.
He unveiled that Minister of Labor and Social Development would issue a decision cancelling permissions previously used in dealing with organizations to be replaced by a notification of the ministry so as to facilitate works of the organization suppurating in health field
 
The meeting also listened to a report from governor of Khartoum State on the situation of transportation, which showed a shortage in the number of vehicles in operation, where as the estimated number of citizens used transportation was (4) million citizens and the capacity of public vehicles (2.5) million citizens
 
transportation incapacity was (1.5) million citizens, in addition to increasing the number of buses to work in rush hours
and the use of buses of regular forces and increase the daily quota of fuel to 
intensify the work of operating vehicles and give directive to police traffic to facilitate the flow of vehicles operating in passenger transport
 
In addition to contract to buy (220) bass from the State of Qatar is expected to arrival in early October and (200) bass from Saudi Arabia to join the cars transport fleet of the state's, in addition to the provision of  spare parts to maintain the broken buses