Huehuetoca Megapharmacy will be the largest in the world: AMLO – El Sol de México

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this Friday that the Federal Center for Storage and Distribution of Health Supplies (Cefedis) and which will be inaugurated today, “possibly, it will be the largest in the world”, as it will have an area of ​​50 hectares.

“Yes, it is a very large pharmacy, in addition to being almost 50 hectares of space. “There are 9 hectares covered, we would be talking about 90 thousand square meters covered, it would be about six or seven covered plinths, but the pharmacy is like 5,500 square meters covered, it is very large, because the rest is to store all the medications,” the president said during his morning conference this Friday.

The president assured that the big pharmacy, It will have a communication and transportation system so that, if any medicine is missing in a community, the medicine will be available within 24 hours. “There will be all the medications that are used to treat all diseases.”

The man from Tabasco assured that this fact “makes us different from our adversaries, I hope they understand it, health is not a privilege, it is a right, we are different,” he stated.

He added that, “in other places the bet is to privatize health, you get sick and you have to have money to pay the doctor, hospitalize yourself or to buy medicines. We aspire to guarantee the right to health to all Mexicans, that is what is being done and today we are going to start this process,” he said.

It is worth mentioning that said superpharmacy It is planned to store medicines in two industrial warehouses of 100 thousand square meters and have a medicine freezing system to preserve medicines that require it.

The Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela He said at the time that megapharmacy It will serve public institutions and patients in obtaining medicines.

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In addition, he reported that the number of medication keys that will be in it will be 1,806, which include medications, vaccines and healing materials.

The Secretary of Health He added that in the biannual consolidated comparison, 4,187 million pieces of medicines were acquired with an investment of 219 billion pesos, which represents a saving of 55.1 billion pesos for the Government.

Finally, he said that the state company, Birmex “It is the only logistics operator of medicines and healing materials for federal health care institutions.”

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About Birmex, Jens Pedro Lohmann Iturburu, director of this companysaid that he Indabin carried out an appraisal of the property where the megapharmacy will be installed, which showed a cost of 2,365 million pesos, however, he said that the purchase cost was 1,400 million pesos, which generated savings to the Mexican State of 956 million pesos.

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