At the protest that took place in the early hours of today in front of the Hospital Universitario del Caribe by a group of employees of the Costa Nortens company, while the Accountability of this care center was carried out, the manager was in charge. HERE, Nicolás Chedraui Alvarino was emphatic, to affirm that he would not give the right of this company contractor, nor to the methods of coercion. Read: “We continue to improve infrastructure and optimize services”: HERE
According to the official, a number of about 20 workers of the medical distributor from Costa Norte, which is currently not a supplier of drugs and supplies from the Universitario del Caribe hospital from 2020, gathered outside the care center, blocking the entrance to officials and health. ambulances with the flow of patients, as a coercive management of the current and the pilot for the payment of the debt acquired by the hospital through the Supersalud intervention.
HUC responded that the current administration has moved payment options for a recognized portfolio that was not accepted by the previous drug supplier, stating that it should be specified, according to HUC filings.
In a press release, the hospital stated that in the period from 2016 to 2017, “the design of the payments of two EPSs, which are now in the liquidation process, for which the drug distributor did not manage the collection in the liquidation processes, having as a requirement that the HUC is so that today assumes this loss due to the failure of the provider’s agency in the liquidation processes, again demanding the payment of debts.In the state of pharmaceuticals, the distributor has an executive process available, to which the hospital has made relevant legal defenses. Read: Live: First interview with Judith Pineda after regaining freedom
To be noted, this morning the protesters claim: “Despite winning invitations and all access through the Office of the Attorney General and the media, in addition to the current embargo, HUC could not comply with the payment that was due, leading the company to a situation of illiquidity that affects its more than 100 employees” . Read: HERE drug distributors refuse non-profit
Martha Arroyo, the manager of the company that is demanding payments from HUC, stated that the debt for years of service exceeds 5 billion pesos.