The Essential Medicines and Logistics Support Center Program (Promese/Cal) dispatched this morning several trucks of medicines and health supplies to the provinces that were affected by the passage of Hurricane Fiona.

The general director of Promese/Cal, Adolfo Pérez, informed that the medicines will be distributed in the hospitals of the public health network and the Pharmacies of the People of La Altagracia, San Pedro, La Romana, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, María Trinidad Sánchez and Samana.


“The measure seeks to guarantee that the population has the necessary medicines to combat possible outbreaks of diseases that usually arise after the passage of this type of atmospheric phenomenon,” Pérez said.

Among the medications sent are acetaminophen, aspirin, cotton, ambroxol, anti-flu, hydration salts, vitamin C, omeprazole, anti-allergy, erythromycin, gloves, antifungals, ketoconazole, loratadine, penicillin and salbutamol.

The director of Promese/Cal indicated that they work in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and the National Health Service (SNS), identifying the needs and reinforcing the drug inventories of the public network hospitals in the affected provinces.