Ecuador to Prioritize Cuban Medicine Imports
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 14 / 2011
By:Fany Rodríguez.Quito, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will prioritize imports of medicine from Cuba, which sells internationally renowned products, over those offered by transnational corporations, President Rafael Correa announced.
During his weekly Saturday radio and TV address, Correa said the Public Health Ministry would invest 1.3 billion USD in medicine, prioritizing domestic suppliers, and followed by Cuban imports.
Only medicine that is not made in Ecuador or exported by Cuba will be bought from other suppliers, he said.
Cuba offers world-renowned medicines, and this decision is moreover a gesture of reciprocity for the cooperation Havana has provided Ecuador in the health field, he said.