Insabi Says To Guarantee The Supply Of Medicines In Mexico, Including Cancer
The agency assured that there is continuous communication with parents of children with cancer, to let them know the progress of purchases
After several days of strong protests against the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador due to the lack of medicines in the public health system, the Institute of Health for Well-being ( Insabi ), assured that the supply of the same is guaranteed in all the country.
Through a statement published Thursday night on social networks, the agency noted that the United Nations Office for Project Services ( UNOPS ) has delivered more than 40 million units of medicines and healing materials corresponding to specialties of: Pulmonology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Cardiology and Nephrology.
He even added that the supply of oncological drugs, for adults and children, is also guaranteed to treat different cancer conditions . Only from minors, 30 thousand pieces were distributed on June 28, among which are Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, Gemcitabine, Etoposide, Carboplatin, Paclitaxel and Cisplatin, and as it became known to a group of parents of children with cancer who manifested in the vicinity of the International Airport of Mexico City “Benito Juárez”.
In addition, they mention that there is continuous communication to let them know the progress of the purchases. However, the agency explained that it respects their mobilizations.
It was highlighted that since the beginning of the administration of President López Obrador, it has been a priority to guarantee free medical care and medicines to all people who lack health protection in Mexico.
Parents of children with cancer demonstrated outside Terminal 1 of the Mexico City International Airport to demand the delivery of cancer drugs (Photo: Cuartoscuro).
In this regard, Omar Hernández, from the Association of Parents of Sick Children, expressed minutes after the statement in an interview with Milenio TV that the government is lying because the problem was not solved, since the amount only lasts two weeks.
Why is there a shortage with AMLO
With the aim of breaking monopolistic practices with pharmaceutical companies for the past six years, the López Obrador government made the decision to open the participation of bidders at the international level.
In the search for suppliers, contracts have been signed with manufacturers from India, China, South Korea, Italy, Argentina, Cuba, France, Japan, England, Canada, among others. However, the supply and quality of the drugs necessary to supply the Mexican market have not been guaranteed, especially for cancer patients.