A request to allow the sale of medicines without restriction by gender in private pharmacies, and care in pharmacies of State agencies, was made by the Ombudsman, Eduardo Leblanc, to the Minister of Health, Luis Sucre.
The Ombudsman, Eduardo Leblanc González, asked the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre
, by means of a note issued this Tuesday, January 5, to take the necessary measures that lead to solving the problem related to the purchase of medicines during quarantine, to guarantee thus, respect for human rights, life and health of the Panamanian population, the Ombudsman's Office said in a statement.
It explains that this request is made after having received multiple complaints from users about health services, specifically for the acquisition of medicines in said pharmacies, due to the restriction by gender.
He adds that he is aware of the situation that the country is going through as a result of the COVID
-19 pandemic, however, he expresses his rejection of the lack of human sensitivity towards this group of people, who require medications, either palliative or for improve their health condition.