With the demand to the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to guarantee the supply of pediatric cancer medications, parents of children with cancer blocked the accesses to the Airport terminal 1 Mexico City International (AICM).
“It is the sixth or seventh time that we are here blocking, we will not leave until we have an answer, we are already tired, sick of two or three months giving us the drugs, But then again the shortage and we are not going to let it grow, here we are going to stay until we have an answer, “said Omar Hernández, spokesman for the Association of Parents with Sick Children.
The parents warned that, if they did not have a response from the health authorities, every Tuesday they will block accesses to T1 of the AICM and could break the dialogue with the Institute of Health for Wellbeing (Insabi).
“We had 21 meetings with people from Insabi, they knew we were coming today, they know our position which is not to let the shortage grow, it doesn’t matter if it is a single child who lacks medicine, we are going to protest because we must raise our voices to help each other Everyone. Right now we are maintaining a dialogue with Insabi, but if they do not provide solutions, we can break it down and see what actions we implement, “said Omar Hernández.
They warned that, if there is no response from the authorities, every Tuesday they will block the accesses to the AICM terminal. SUN / D. Sanchez
The contingent of approximately 12 people was made up of parents of children with cancer who are cared for in Veracruz, the State of Mexico, Guerrero and Mexico City.
Among the drugs that affirmed that the shortage persists, etoposide, methotrexate and cytarabine stand out at the State Cancer Center in Xalapa, Veracruz, the State Cancer Institute in Guerrero and the Regional Hospital of High Specialty of Ixtapaluca, in the State of Mexico.