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Jul 28, 2020

Health Minister Speaks on Availability of Medication

Pablo Marin

The short ceremony was held at Central Medical Stores in Ladyville. That is where the donated items will be stored along with all sorts of medication and supplies of the Ministry of Health.  Minister Pablo Marin gave the media a brief tour of the Central Medical Stores, explaining that he ensures that the country has enough medication for distribution. Marin discussed the availability of medication in the country.


Pablo Marin, Minister of Health

“We have another part that is in the back that there is where we house control drugs, the drugs, that need to be freeze, are put in cold area. We also have an area in Belmopan where we store some supplies. Every hospital has a two months stock as we speak. So all of that is already there. So whenever people say we don’t have supplies that is not true. What I can tell you that this does happen. A supplier that should be brining an item two or three months after they win the tender sometimes the production is as fast as he wants, as you know from that company a lot of people are also being provided with for different countries so maybe when he put his bid there on that particular factory it takes a little bit longer. Sometimes that is the reason why that supply is not in country. Also what we have seen is that they have a system which is the BHIS where we know exactly where medication are, how much medication we have and the stock that you have in every facility. That facility needs to send that request here at Central Medical Store which are that they will send in periodic basis. Sometimes they would then to take a little bit too long or here where distributing it a little bit too fast that that place wound get. But we do have medication and this is the proof that we can show.”

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