Prices for drugs are expected to double in the wake of the recent economic decisions. Fuel prices soared after the government liberalised the fuel market. El Fasher and Ed Daein immediately witnessed significant price rises in transportation. The owners of pharmacies in the capital Khartoum expect medicine prices to double within days.
Import companies have refused to distribute medicines in the wake of recent economic decisions that caused a spike in transportation tariffs. Speaking to Sudanese newspapers, pharmacy owners pointed to a current shortage of a number of medicines now in the market, and said they are unsure how the prices will settle after the lifting of fuel subsidies by the government.