Dr. Janelle Charles-Williams, Public Relations Officer for the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS), says she is not aware of public claims that the Scheme is running low on life-saving medication because of procurement challenges.
Franz deFreitas, the United Progressive Party’s City South Candidate, recently reported that a resident with a serious health condition has been unable to get his medication from the MBS.
The man reportedly was told by officials of the Scheme that they could not say when that medication will become available.
However, while promising that she will make checks on the allegations, Dr. Charles-Williams notes that countries are still facing supply-chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DeFreitas has made threats to sue the Scheme if the man dies as a result of not receiving his life-saving medication.