The president of the State Health Services Administration (ASSE), Leonardo Cipriani, acknowledged a Total or partial lack of 97 medications and explained the reason for the problem. He clarified that it is for production issues and not health issues. “We want to solve this problem in two weeks,” he told reporters..
The chief explained that the fire that occurred in the Fármaco Uruguayo laboratory plant caused “a number of products to stop producing and the other laboratories to overload”. There are partial and in some cases total shortages, reported El País.
He added: “We have been working on this for a long time. We have a weekly check of the medicines that are lacking, and working with the technical teams so that they are not lacking; For example, if an antibiotic is missing, it is changed to another antibiotic from the same family,” he said.
Cipriani clarified that it is the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) that must allow imports; likewise, he added: “From ASSE we have money to buy, to be able to make an important purchase of medicines and thus be able to supply, and be able to avoid the problem of the market.”