The Ghana Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations in Health has appealed to the United Nations agencies in the country to support the government to replenish the central medical stores which caught fire last week.
It expressed shock about the outbreak and said it was worried that if nothing was done as soon as possible, the incident could pave the way for fake drug manufacturers and peddlers to cash in by offering cheaper alternatives.
This is because the country can witness quick rise in the prices of drugs any moment from now due to the possible shortage of drugs.
A statement signed by Mr Gabriel Gbiel Bernakuu, National Chairman of the Coalition, which promotes health sector research for sustainable health development, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Sunyani said the country needed urgent support from the WHO, USAID, STAR Ghana, DFID, JICA and the Embassy of the Royal Netherlands in her replenishing processes.
According to the coalition, the life of the entire population, especially women and children was in great danger, and delays by the government to replenish the central medical stores would be disastrous.
The statement called on the government to put in place to prevent future occurrence.