They request to clarify versions about the shortage of medicines in the country

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) reported that it is already 95% compliant with the delivery of drugs to the Mexican government.

“From the point of view of compliance with the codes, for medications or healing material, and for almost all the important therapeutic groups, including oncological codes, we are above 95%, on average, of the delivery compliance based on stipulated schedule, “said Giuseppe Mancinelli.

Through a press videoconference, the deputy regional director and representative of UNOPS Mexico considered it “very important” to clarify what is “the correct information”, because he has heard “many criticisms about shortages”.

To date, he specified, 270 million pieces have been delivered, since the bidding process for the purchase of medicines for the Mexican government began.

“In December it is expected to deliver 60 million pieces. With that we would end 2021 with 330 million pieces ”.

On October 12, El Economista reported that according to the latest report on the Sectorial Acquisition of Medicines and Supplies of the federal government, as of October 18, 1,840 keys (medicines and medical supplies) had been acquired, equivalent to 550 million 903,021 pieces, of of which only 29% had been delivered; that is, 157.8 million.

“There has been a delay in the notification and verification of receipt by the states, impacting on the follow-up and administrative processes,” the aforementioned document cited.

Asked during the UNOPS and Insabi press videoconference on how to guarantee that deliveries of medicines and supplies arrive on time to the states, hospitals and the so-called last mile, Alejandro Calderón, head of the National Coordination Unit for the Supply of Medicines and Equipment Insabi doctor explained that the government of Mexico works with the nine logistics operators that deliver to state warehouses and directly with institutions in order to speed up the delivery process.

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