Megapharmacy, AMLO’s sixth attempt to guarantee supply of medicines – El Sol de México

The megapharmacy in Huehuetoca, State of Mexicoinaugurated yesterday is the president’s sixth attempt Andrés Manuel López Obrador to guarantee the supply of medicines in the country, said the deputy Ector Jaime Ramírez BarbaHowever, as with the other attempts, the legislator warned that it will fail as it is an improvised plan that has not been implemented anywhere in the world.

In interview with The Sun of Mexico, Ramírez Barba He explained that concentrating all the medicines in one place creates a logistical problem, since the companies that supply medicines will have to go around more.

“If we said ‘name, they are copying a successful model in the world’, but nowhere in the world is there a model like the one they want to do, in which in a country (…) with hundreds of thousands of medical units , you have to make all the companies with which they are tendered (medicines) travel from any part of Mexico to Huehuetoca and then distribute them to the periphery frankly seems absurd. They don’t understand that having a warehouse is not about having good planning,” he said.

The legislator explained that the first attempt of the president to guarantee the supply of medicines was when the Organic Law of the Federal Executive to appoint the Chief Officer of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit as the one responsible for making the medicine purchases in the country; he second try was to commission the Ministry of Health to purchase medicinesthe same thing that deputy Éctor Jaime indicated failed.

He third try was to delegate the drug tenders to Insabi, the next was to hire the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the task, andthe fifth attempt was to entrust the Secretariat of Public Function and the Secretariat of Health with purchasing and last chance is that the Birmex company makes the purchases and uses the megapharmacy to store the medications.

Deputy Ector Jaime warned that Birmex is unable to guarantee supply, since he remembered that it was rejected by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) to be the logistics distributor of a region due to its logistical inability and will now be in charge of all purchases.

“It is going to be one more failure, just as resounding as the previous ones,” he stated.

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The legislator added that it is also risky to concentrate all the medicines in a property, because given the insecurity in the country he said that the trailers that transport the medicines They could be subject to theft, so he decided to correct the strategy to guarantee supply.

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