This July 15, the young Daniela Gallego, a native of the municipality of Rionegro (Antioquia), died at night due to advanced leukemia, this while waiting for a drug that was not available in Colombia.
This drug, called Cidofovir 75 mg/ml Solution for injection was requested by the young woman’s family since the end of June at the request of the doctors who treated her at the somer clinic in the municipality of Antioquia, according to Diana Maria Morales, mother of Daniela.
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“It was difficult to bring it, even with our own resources we wanted to bring it, but there was no way to do it. My daughter got complicated waiting for this medicine and at this moment, although it is authorized, it is not available for the doctors to apply it to her“, he mentioned to ‘Noticias Caracol’, days before the death of the patient.
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The clinic director, Ana María Gonzálezexplained to said newscast that “At this moment in the medical center we still do not have the medicine that Daniela needs. We are doing the paperwork and we are waiting for it to be applied. Daniela’s prognosis is guarded. Let’s hope she can pull through“, adding that they were made”All the pertinent procedures were authorized by the EPS, but we are waiting for what Invima says so that we can have it in time for Daniela’s recovery. We hope it is“.
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The country’s health authority, for its part, recently mentioned that the request to import the drug Cidofovir was filed by the patient’s family on July 14, 2023 around 2:00 p.m.request that was resolved by the entity that same day, and whose authorization was granted to Daniela around 11:00 p.m.