Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases demanded medicines from the IVSS

Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

People from the Foundation for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Lara demanded that the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (IVSS), to help them with the medicines that they have not received for nine months.

Within the framework of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, patients protested to demand that they be given mesalazine treatment, one of the most important to treat this illness and prevent their organs from going into crisis. That’s how he reviewed it the press of Lara.

Those affected pointed out that the cost of medicines are very expensive, therefore they ask that the treatments take them to social security. Presumably, they stopped receiving this aid due to the sanctions against the country.

3 to 4 dollars a blister

Desiré Flores, organizer of the foundation, informed that the situation of the patients is delicate. She explained that the drug mesalazine costs 3 to 4 dollars per blister. She stressed that each patient must take between five and six pills a day plus two of azathioprine, which costs $28.

Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There are around 300 people who are being affected by this health situation. “The medicines are very expensive, we do not have sufficient means to cover them. That is why we ask the president to take the steps to bring back the medicine that is vital, so that we do not enter into a crisis and other pathologies develop,” Flores said.

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