Mexico contemplates a consolidated purchase of medicines to cover demand by 2024

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced that his administration is already working on the consolidated purchase of medicines for next year, which would also cover the demand for these supplies by 2024. This is at the same time that the arrival of the first shipments of vaccines from the COVAX mechanism.

“We are already making consolidated purchases around the world, and we are already contemplating buying enough medicines until 2024,” the president announced during his morning conference from the National Palace. With which the demand would be covered until the end of the last year of his administration.

For his part, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported the early arrival of the first two shipments of Pfizer vaccines, for a total of 3,571,200 doses, which were agreed with the COVAX distribution mechanism of the United Nations (UN).

For the week of September 19 to 23, the arrival of the third shipment for another 3 million 028 thousand vaccines is expected; for the week of 26 to 30, the last 3 million 403 thousand would arrive. The agreement with COVAX would conclude while these doses would be used to complete childhood vaccination in Mexico.

On the other hand, Undersecretary López-Gatell also reported that the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico had been down for nine weeks, averaging 939 cases per day in the last seven days. The same case with deaths, which have been falling for seven weeks, and the most recent daily average is just one death.

Source: Reporte Índigo

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