Promese lowers prices on 103 medicines
SANTO DOMINGO. The Program of Essential Medicines/Center for Logistical Support (Promese/CAL) introduced yesterday the vaccination for first time pregnancies and the reduction of between 4% and 50% of the price of 103 medicines. The measure which will become effective tomorrow, 1 May, was announced by the Promese director, Elena Fernandez Nuñez, who also added to the catalogue 48 new medicines, including therapies for the treatment of Parkinson Disease.
She said that the measure seeks to favor the poorer citizens and is part of their social responsibility.
The vaccination for first-time pregnancies is Immunoglobulin Rho (D) and will be issued in coordination with the obstetrics services at the hospitals. The purpose is to reduce the death rate among the newborn.
She explained that in the first phase the vaccines will be available in the people’s pharmacy at the Los Mina Maternity Hospital.
Regarding the new products, these are disposable diapers for adults, bronchodilators, the antibiotic Cefacior and the anti-depressant Citaprolam.
For the treatment of Parkinson’s, the medicines will be available starting tomorrow at the People’s Pharmacies located at the public hospitals and health centers that have neurological services.
Promese also provided WI-FI Internet service to several poor communities in the South.
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