3 Pharmacies in Dubai have been Fined by the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection, CCCP, a sector of the Dubai Economy. These pharmacies, located in Jumeirah, Al Khawaneej and Mirdif, tampered with the prices of face masks and sanitizers.
In the same report, it mentiones that two of the pharmacies were found to have exaggerated the price of face masks while the third had sold sanitisers at a higher price and without proper invoicing, according to CCCP.
The authorities acted against the three pharmacies following consumer complaints and due follow-up and investigations, which proved the allegations correct. “A repeat offense would attract double the fines and may lead to closing down the outlet,” they warned.
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) March 31, 2020
Dubai Economy has appealed to businesses in the emirate to refrain from taking advantage of the present situation to inflate prices of face masks, sanitisers, and disinfectants, and also urged pharmacies and medical equipment suppliers to demonstrate their social responsibility by reducing the prices of such essentials.
How to Report Price Increases in Dubai
Consumers can report any price manipulation or negative practice to Dubai Economy through the call centre number 600 54 5555, the ‘Dubai Consumer’ app, or on the Consumer Rights website.
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. للإستفسار أو الإبلاغ عن أي غلاء في أسعار البضائع، يرجى التواصل معنا عبر 600545555 أو حمل التطبيق “Dubai Consumer” لإرسال شكوتك. For any complaints about the rise in prices, kindly contact us on 600545555 or download our mobile app “Dubai Consumer” to file a complaint. #الإمارات #دبي #اقتصادية_دبي #UAE #Dubai #DubaiEconomy #DubaiDED #DED #DepartmentOfEconomicDevelopment #Economy