The Ministry of Health reported that, on December 30, in Huehuetoca, State of Mexico, the mega pharmacy that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to build could be ready to prevent a lack of medicines in the country.
During the presidential morning press conference this Monday, Jorge Alcocer Varela, Secretary of Health, reported that said mega warehouse that will be located in the State of Mexico and near the “Felipe Ángeles” International Airport, “the president asked about it, I understand that could open on December 30.”
In turn, President Andrés Manuel López said in that same space, about his super warehouse of medicines: “in December we are going to inaugurate the large pharmacy that will have all the medicines that are required, all the medications.
That large pharmacy, that large warehouse, is going to have a communication and transportation system so that if a medicine is missing in a community or in a town or in a municipality or in a state, be it a health center or a hospital, in “You have the medicine within 24 hours.”
Likewise, the president assured that “all the medications that are used to treat all diseases” will be in the super pharmacy.
He also announced that “the agreement has already been closed with a company” to locate this park in Huehuetoca, State of Mexico: “they are warehouses in Huehuetoca huge, roofed, very well strategically located, near the Felipe Ángeles airport and the city airport and we are going to inaugurate this warehouse, this large pharmacy in December,” he stressed.
“They are equipping themselves to have all the medicines and refrigeration equipment, everything that is required. We are looking at the date, the agreement with the company was signed just a week ago, 10% was contributed in accordance with an appraisal that was carried out. I would like that in a week, if you like? If I have the data, I will inform you,” commented the president.
Finally, the Chief Executive also expressed that it will be the state-owned company Birmex that will be in charge of distribution and warehouse management.
Jorge Alcocer Varela, Secretary of Health also said that a first payment has already been made for the use of the warehouse, “it is a space widely used for other purposes, but what was missing was the space for refrigeration of medicines.”
Previously, Zoé Robledo Aburto, general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) reported that, currently, there is a 94 percent supply of medication prescriptions in 23 states of the country.
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