The President Andrés Manuel López Obrador accused three pharmaceutical companies, what They received millionaire contracts for stock medicines in previous administrations, to be behind the campaigns that point out that children are dying of cancer due to lack of medication.
During his tour of Veracruz, the president explained that, before, the government spent 90 billion pesos annually for the purchase of medicines and three pharmaceutical companies – without giving the names – received the highest budget contracts.
“90 billion pesos were bought in medicines and healing materials. There were three companies that are the ones that today have the campaigns that children are dying because there are no medicines for cancer, of course they are upset because they had a gold mine and they are over, “he said.
After conducting a review of the rural hospital of Arroyo Seco, andThe president also accused that previous governments stole even medicine money, there were no medicines and much was spent.
He promised to guarantee medicines, not only from the basic picture, since he said that it is an injustice and discriminatory that in the health centers there are less keys than in the social security institutes.
He argued that ISSSTE is quite bad and the public health system (hospitals) is on the ground.
During the event, accompanied by the governor of Veracruz, Cuitláhuac García, the director of the IMSS, Zoé Robledo, announced that there will be an increase in the salaries of doctors who are assigned to rural communities from 10 to 20% more than those in cities