CANCÚN, MX.- Family members of children with cancer staged a protest in Cancun.
“The shortage is real,” they noted during a demonstration this afternoon at the Ceviche roundabout over the shortage of oncology drugs for children with cancer in Quintana Roo state.
With banners in hand and under the slogan “We ask the president’s action, cancer does not wait”, the relatives and members of civil society organizations of children with cancer joined this protest in the demand for medicines.
This is also happening as a result of statements by the Secretary of State for Health, Hugo López Gatell, who regarded the demands of cancer patients as a coup d’état against the government of the 4T.
“This is real, the lack of medicine is real if there hadn’t been a march in Cancun until today, it’s because we didn’t want to run it. Some children have had the medicines, but not because of the government, but thanks to the associations. said Joselyn Vega of the Aytana Foundation.
She added that in Quintana Roo there is a registry of 160 children suffering from cancer who are not on government drugs and added that for every child with cancer there are at least five adults who also suffer from this disease and who even without treatment. .
“Cancer Doesn’t Wait”, “We’re Not 20, We’re More” were part of a group of protesters across the country seeking to draw the attention of authorities and the public.
Source: The Riviera Maya Times