Thousands of medicines donated to help Ica people affected by the 2007 earthquake, were never used and are currently over their expiration dates
, so they will have to be destroyed.
These meds, mostly for fever and pain, were never distributed by Ica Regional Government, reports local TV station Frecuencia Latina
According to the report aired on TV, regional government officials were aware of the fact that this medicines were stored in some 400 boxes.
Regional Counselor Álex Pillaca explained that these medicines arrived three years ago, and were worth S/.500,000 (US $ 162,000), and that this situation was timely denounced.
However, the Regional Directorate of Health never distributed these donations.
Ruben Brizuela, Regional Health Director for Ica, told the press that those found responsible of this negligence will be legally punished.
(Video: Frecuencia Latina/El Comercio)
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