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National Cancer Law: citizens demand that draft regulations be respected

Lima, March 5, 2022Updated on 03/05/2022 11:51 pm

The Collective for the Defense of Women with Cancer expressed its discomfort at the modifications that the draft regulation of the National Cancer Lawthe same one that has been waiting for almost seven months.

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“The former Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, closed and signed the project for the Regulation of the Cancer Law, which was worked on with representatives of civil society. ANDThis project has been changed by the current management harming patientshe noted in a statement.

In addition, it accused the General Directorate of Medicines, Supplies and Drugs (Digemid) as the one responsible for preventing new oncological treatments, already used in other countries of the region, from being accessible to Peruvians, which causes Peru is 20 years behind.

“Did you know that if you have SIS, Digemid condemns you to not receive quality cancer treatment. Treatments that are provided in the public sector by neighboring countries such as Ecuador, Colombia, Chile”he added.

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For this reason, through his social networks, he made a call to the Comptroller General of the Republic and other entities to carry out an audit of the processes of Digemidin the absence of the application of human rights and a gender approach in their policies.

Finally, he warned that the resolution of the minsa that establishes the cost-effectiveness threshold of health technology assessments lacks support, since it has not participated even as observers of the process, for which it refers that the indicated amount generates gaps in access to quality care.

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