SANT-CORONAVIRUS-FRANCE-M-DICAMENTS: Philippe recognizes “real tensions” on certain drugs
PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Edouard Philippe acknowledged on Thursday “real tensions” in the supply of certain drugs in the midst of a coronavirus epidemic and assured that the executive was fighting “hour after hour” to ensure that it responded to this “incredible” increase in consumption.
“As it happens all over the world and at the same time, the consumption of the products necessary for resuscitation explodes in proportions never imagined,” said the head of government on TF1. “So there are very strong tensions all over the world over the supply of a certain number of molecules and drugs.”
A certain number of molecules essential to resuscitation care “is in sufficient stock either in hospitals or in industry” and “we will be able to meet long-term needs and consumption,” said the Prime Minister.
“For other of these molecules, stocks are more limited, and therefore the tensions and concerns of caregivers are real,” he added. “We are fighting hour after hour to ensure that we respond to the unprecedented and never-seen increase in consumption.”
(Marine Pennetier, edited by Jean-Stephane Brosse)