"Between 1,200 and 1,600 surgeries per week may soon have to be suspended at Honduras' 28 public hospitals for lack of basic operating materials. The head of the central warehouse for medications, Maritza Solorzano, said today that her facility finds itself in a precarious situation.
"We no long have basic materials for the operating rooms, including [the anesthesia drug] Sofloran. This is worrisome because the tender for the purchase of this product has not even been published, and that means that there may be a long-term shortage in the supply of this drug," stressed Ms. Solorzano.
Ms. Solorzano noted that there is a long list of drugs that are no longer in stock. "I don't know how the population will be affected from February onward," she said.