Ministry of Health triggers FAB, Army and airlines

Ministry of Health triggers FAB, Army and airlines

Pasta asked for help to get medicine to the states, as there is only two days' supply;List Cancer Medicines, Vaccines

Truckers strike affected drug distribution nationwideEdu Garcia / R7With difficulty in getting drugs to states because of the truckers strike, the Ministry of Health requested assistance from the Brazilian Air Force to transport products.Part of them has enough stocks for just two days.The portfolio also requested escort from the Armed Forces to transport drugs between states by land and aid from airlines to take the products as a priority.Listed are cancer treatment drugs for transplant patients, high-cost medicines, as well as vaccines and drugs used for anti-HIV therapy.The Ministry of Health classified the basket of products purchased centrally by priority criteria.For urgent cases, stocks are sufficient for two days.This is the case, for example, with some immunosuppressants (indicated for transplant patients) and trastuzumab, which is used to treat breast cancer.There are still products whose supply is considered serious: with enough quantity to meet 5 days of demand...


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