The Ministry of Health advises that there is currently an ample supply of all drugs on the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme (CDAP) schedule nationally.
This includes CDAP drugs that are used to treat heart disease, cholesterol, asthma and diabetes.
Pharmacy operators are reminded that, while the provision of CDAP supplies to pharmacies is done through a cyclical process, interim reorders for specific drugs may be requested, as per established processes, and the request will be fulfilled. Pharmacies should submit their requests for re-orders of medication to the National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC) well in advance of the depletion of stocks so that there will be a consistent supply of critical drugs for the public.
Members of the public are advised to visit alternate pharmacies in their areas, if required, to have their prescriptions filled through CDAP.
While all pharmacies may not have every CDAP drug in stock at a particular time, the Ministry assures that there is an adequate national stock of all CDAP drugs.
The Ministry of Health continues to ensure a robust pharmaceutical supply chain and the delivery of quality health care for the benefit of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.