Speaking to Lusa, the president of the Association of Pharmaceutical Distributors (Adifa), Diogo Gouveia, said that the "rationalization measure" aims at companies to better manage the fuel reserves still available and to continue to guarantee accessibility to medicines.
"At least once a day we are going to the pharmacies," he said, noting that "in some situations the second or third daily delivery" of medicines in pharmacies will not be assured.
"Depends on zones and companies" distribution, he justified.
Adifa is asking for distributors of medicines to have priority access to fuels, just like those providing relief and safety.
The request was sent by e-mail to the ministries of Health, Economy and Environment, the Directorate-General for Health, the parliamentary groups and the National Drug Authority (Infarmed), with which Adifa addressed the matter directly at a meeting , said Diogo Gouveia.