About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Venezuela’s Ombudsman Urges Access to Medicine in Economic Crisis

by Shirley Johanna on April 6, 2016 at 10:47 AM
Font : A-A+

Venezuela’s Ombudsman Urges Access to Medicine in Economic Crisis

Venezuela's state ombudsman urged the government to accelerate the production of basic medicines in an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages.

"The allocation and delivery of currency for acquiring the raw materials and supplies for manufacturing medicines should be speeded up," the ombudsman, Tarek William Saab, told the legislature.

Advertisement


Venezuelans are suffering shortages of basic foods and supplies. The fall in oil prices has slashed the government's main source of revenue.

Saab said the government should "import only that which it is not possible to produce in Venezuela."

Opposition lawmakers who control the legislature were preparing on Tuesday night to pass what they called a law "to tackle the humanitarian health crisis."
Advertisement

Allies of socialist President Nicolas Maduro have vowed to resist, however, branding it a ploy to discredit the government.

The opposition vowed to find legal means to drive Maduro from office after it took control of the legislature in January.

Maduro has so far used the courts to resist them and has passed emergency economic measures of his own.

On April 4, he signed an agreement to import medicines from his ally Cuba.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Macronutrients Calculator for Weight Loss
Quiz on Kidney
World Disability Day 2022 - The Role of Innovative Transformation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity 

Most Popular on Medindia

Diaphragmatic Hernia Blood Donation - Recipients Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Drug - Food Interactions Post-Nasal Drip Vent Forte (Theophylline) Blood Pressure Calculator Drug Interaction Checker Noscaphene (Noscapine)
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Venezuela’s Ombudsman Urges Access to Medicine in Economic Crisis Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests