The Federal Government has already signed an agreement with a company to occupy its warehouses in order to install a government megapharmacy, given the shortage of medicines that exists in public health institutions.
The company Birmex will be in charge of the distribution of medicines and the management of the warehouse, revealed the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador this Tuesday during his morning press conference in National Palace.
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“The agreement has already been closed with a company, they are warehouses in Huehuetoca, huge, covered, very well located, strategic, near the Felipe Ángeles airport and the City airport”he detailed.
“It was provided [a la empresa] 10%, in accordance with an appraisal that was carried out”he reported.
In turn, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocerdetailed that the space could begin operating on December 30, although he clarified that this is still subject to the progress of the project.
However, he clarified that there is still a need to have refrigeration space for some medications, which represent 10% of the total.
He noted that it will be installed near the Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) in order to facilitate distribution, due to its proximity to the air terminal.
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Lopez Obrador He assured that once the megapharmacy is inaugurated, hospitals and care centers will be able to request the necessary medications and these will arrive at your facilities in less than 24 hours.
The president announced the creation of the megapharmacy on August 2 as a strategy to try to solve the shortage that has been reported in the country since 2019.
Likewise, on August 23, it said that it will begin operating in December. He explained that with it, a system will also be established so that hospitals in the Republic that do not have medications can request them from this reserve bank.
In September, AMLO revealed that the federal government would buy two properties of 10 thousand square meters to build it.
Since 2019, civil society organizations, relatives of children with cancer and various citizens began to report a growing shortage of medicines in the country’s public health systems.
However, since January of this year, AMLO has assured that the country’s public health institutions already had sufficient medicines for 2023 and 2024.
Despite this, Mexican civil organizations and family members have reported that there are still no supplies for some conditions, such as mental health and cancer.
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