The Secretary of Internal Commerce, Roberto Feletti, confirmed that “fortunately there was understanding from the pharmaceutical chambers” and from Monday “they would have to start ordering” the prices of medicines.
At first, the values of “all medicines”Will be rolled back to November 1 unchanged until January 7, 2022. “It is necessary to open a set of work tables, as in the case of food”, compared Feletti in reference to the medicines.
“In the case of medicinesFortunately, there is an important and strong national industry; and there also has to be a scenario in which there is regulation based on defining access to popular income, “the official said.
In addition, He explained that “people do not choose to eat or not to eat; or to attend or not to attend when sick; it is a market with rigid demand “, for which he asked that food companies or remedies do not win by prices but by quantity.
On the other hand, he indicated that “we can have the best parity, the best retirement formula, a lot of social investment as the Government develops, but if everything is drained by prices we are in a serious problem, and that is what we saw.”
From medicines to food
In his dialogue with Radio 10, Feletti explained that the effect of the measure ordered on 1,432 mass consumption products will only be seen in the consumer price index for November: “We expect the food index for October to be below 2, 9% “.
“Inflation cannot be solved only by controlling prices and we all know that, but knowing that there is a monopoly supply, essential consumption must be regulated on that supply. That is the first and most immediate task of the Secretariat, which the president (Alberto Fernández) asked me and asked me ”, he concluded.