Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 Even during the Corona period, the prices of various types of medicines including life-saving medicines have increased four times in the country. Even after the government has fixed the price of the medicine used for the treatment of Covid-19, still it increased from one and a half to two times.
 The price of vitamin supplements has tripled , and the price of medicines for respiratory and heart diseases has doubled. Besides, the prices of cold, headache and cough medicines have also gone up. Antibiotics and medicines to normalize blood circulation were not left out. Concerned people say that domestic and foreign manufacturers have increased the price of medicines by capitalizing on Corona. Retailers are also not lagging behind in selling the most sought-after drugs at higher prices due to the artificial crisis.  However, the regulatory authority, the Department of Drug Administration, claimed that the companies had raised prices slightly.
 In this context, the Director General of the Department of Drug Administration Major General Mahbubur Rahman said that the price of some drugs was high at the beginning of the corona outbreak. However, overall production and supply were normal.