The bench of Together for Peru, presented a bill to declare COVID-19 testing is of national interest in all its modalities.
This in order for the General Directorate of Medicines, Supplies and Drugs (Digemid) to regulate maximum prices in COVID-19 tests, exceptionally due to the state of emergency due to the pandemic.
“We have just presented the bill to regulate maximum prices in all types of COVID-19 tests. It is necessary for the State to intervene to guarantee that health is a right and not a commodity as we witnessed, unfortunately, during the first and second waves in our country”, said Isabel Cortez, author of the legislative initiative.
Bill No. 1169-2021 specifies that the National Health Superintendence (Susalud) would be the entity in charge of supervising and controlling compliance with these provisions.
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