Friday, September 22, 2023

Government has allocated more than RD$106 million to expand the network of Farmacias del Pueblo

The Government, through the Essential Medicines Program and the Logistics Support Center (Promese/Cal), has inaugurated 82 People’s Pharmacies in the last three years, with which it has positively impacted more than one million people from different communities from the country.

The investment earmarked for the expansion of the Town Pharmacies it has been RD$106 million 115 thousand 850 with 91 cents.

This was reported by the general director of the institution, Adolfo Pérez, by leaving two new establishments in the Santiago province in operation this Friday.

One of the new pharmacies is located in the free zone of the municipality Tamboril- La Aurorawhich in addition to benefiting the employees of said industrial park, will positively impact some 7,000 inhabitants of the sectors Guazumal, Pontezuela, El Jobo, La Vena, Alley of the Deaf and Bottomless Alley.

The other pharmacy was put into operation in the First Level Care Center of the Barrio Obrero in West Santiago, and will cover the demands for essential medicines in the Zamarrilla, Calle Libertad, Mamá Tingó, Máximo Gómez and Barrio Lindo sectors, whose estimated population is 3,600 inhabitants.

Adolfo Pérez stressed that it has been an initiative of the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, not only the expansion but also the continuous improvement of the services that are dispensed from the Farmacias del Pueblo, whose network comprises some 625 facilities throughout the national territory, through through which more than 4.5 million people are benefited monthly with access to medicines and medical supplies high-quality, low-cost toilets.

“Public sale prices have remained unchanged, at reasonable levels, thus protecting citizens’ out-of-pocket spending, generating savings in their treatments of between 60% and 96.34% compared to the lowest price in the sector private,” he said.

“Many of the pharmacies that we have inaugurated are located in distant regions where residents had to travel great distances to acquire medicines, which made it difficult to have equal access to the health benefits that the State grants to citizens,” Pérez said. .

Present at the opening ceremony were the deputy directors of Promese/Cal: Andrea Difó, Luis Lizardo and Carlos Padilla; the director of Farmacia del Pueblo, Frank Herrera; representatives of the health sector and various community leaders. The blessing of the works was in charge of Deacon Felix Estrella.


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