Minsa guarantees the supply of medicines to the population through maritime transfers


Lau also referred to the loss of medical appointments for patients, revealing that to date more than 713,000 appointments have been missed due to these demonstrations in the streets.

Minsa guarantees the supply of medicines to the population through maritime transfers

Elvia Lau, national director of Pharmacy and Drugs of the Ministry of the Minsa. Photo: Radio Panama

The Social Security Fund (CSS) activated a green alert as a contingency plan to guarantee the supply of medicines and supplies, due to the closure of several roads in different parts of the country as a result of the protests carried out by various citizen organizations.

The National Director of Pharmacies and Drugs of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Elvia Lau, stressed that this contingency plan is developed jointly with the CSS and indicated that there are still some supplies to continue operating, it is important that supply is guaranteed.

He pointed out that the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, has coordinated the transfer of medicines with the Joint Task Force of the National Aeronaval Service (Senan) by sea. “On Sunday a batch of medicines was sent and on Monday to Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and Ngäbe areas of difficult access,” he said.

Lau also referred to the loss of medical appointments for patients, revealing that to date more than 713,000 appointments have been missed due to these demonstrations in the streets.

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