Caracas, September 8, 2010 – Solidarity and humanism are principles the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in France puts into practice to achieve the negotiation for sale of medicine to mitigate the result of one congenital illness called Infantile Nephropathy Cystinosis. Jesus Perez, the ambassador, explained that he has three years collaborating with two families who require a donation of medicine and he insisted in the necessity to exchange information for his production in Venezuela through agreements with other countries. "We are committed to resolving these cases. I have spoken with the Minister of Popular Power for Health, Eugenia Sader, who made the contacts and activated the necessary mechanisms to support laboratories in the importation of drugs and to help keep prices down", affirmed the Venezuelan diplomat.
Ambassador Perez says at the moment they acquire the medicine in France in the only commercial laboratory that sells it. "We are committed to resolve the problems. The monthly estimate for medicine is 400 euros per month equivalent to 500 thousand Bolivars every 30 days", he informed. He assured that the contribution of the embassy is part of the redistribution of state resources coming from petroleum revenue and sentenced that "this is not a gift for the Venezuelans, it is a humanitarian action. Socialism is human.
On the other hand, Lidumar San Jose, representative of the laboratory explained that he has been assured by the Venezuelan Institute of Social Insurance that they will bring the medicine into the country to initiate our phase of marketing the product. "We have the medical reports of patients, we need government support to help us expedite the paperwork and achieve, in the shortest time possible, the import of the product which only comes through donations from the Embassy". The beneficiary patients are children from families residing in the states of Arupe and Zulia, whose parents attended the ministerial headquarters to receive the medicine.
Ruth Bracho of the Moralito community, Zulia sate, arrived in capital city accompanied with her 7-year old son and take advantage of the opportunity to request support for the purchase of medicine, because it is the only treatment that guarantees the life of her son. As well as Mrs. Ruth, Mariuxi Sandoval arrived to Caracus from San Fernando of Apure with her 4-year old daughter and explained that the disease affects her weight, growth and particularly the kidneys, but while the drug supply will be stable. She indicated that her psychological aspect is fine. "Today my daughter is in preschool, the support is excellent, I don't have words to thank the Embassy for their support. We touched the human feeling and it opened so many doors and the possibility of prolonging the life of my young one which depends on medication", Sandoval assured.