Regarding the alleged lack of drugs for a child with hematological disease in the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) No. 71, of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Coahuila reports:
The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Coahuila issued its position regarding the case of Bruno, a child diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) and whose mother Gabriela Macías announced that the health institution had only supplied him three times medication to her son for a year and a half since she started her new treatment.
Through a statement it was reported that on September 21, the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) No. 71 based in Torreón delivered the required medication to the patient’s mother, who came for him a day after being notified of the availability of it.
The IMSS assured that the Coordination of Attention and Orientation to the Rightholder maintains direct and constant communication with the mother of the family, who on several occasions has been asked to attend immediately, in case the Trombopag is not supplied, since which is not a commonly used drug among the enrolled population.
“It is important to mention that during the month of August, there is no record of any request for the acquisition of that key and in the specific case of this minor, the request was received only on the 19th of this month,” said the IMSS.
Regarding the care received, they specified that the patient with hematological disease is treated appropriately and in strict accordance with the clinical practice guidelines.
In addition, they pointed out that, in the event of any disagreement, the modules of Attention and Orientation to the Rightholder can be used for proper follow-up.
Gabriela Macías recently told El Siglo de Torreón that she has been selling cakes, cookies, apples, enchiladas and whatever is possible to collect the more than 28 thousand pesos that she requires month after month to buy her son Bruno’s medicines.
On the official Facebook page: “Todo por Bruno”, the minor’s mother reported that thanks to the fact that she made the lack of the medication public, Social Security has already attended to her.
“Thanks to all the noise that was made, we were heard. The money raised, if you allow me, will be saved to take Bruno to Mexico City for better medical care…”
*The IMSS ruled in relation to the alleged lack of drugs for a child with hematological disease, in the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) No. 71, of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Coahuila.
*This is little Bruno and his illness was diagnosed when he was two years old.