Members of the Committee for the Right to Health and Life are waiting for a response from the National Assembly on a proposed pension they submitted for victims of dietilene glycol poisoning.
The members submitted the proposal to the National Assembly on Aug. 7.
Chairman Gabriel Pascual said that the proposal was supposed to be discussed by the legislators and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, but the meeting was cancelled.
"For us, this must be a priority," Pascual said.
The committee has rejected the draft law that grants benefits to victims of between $235 and $1,250 a month. They have called it "cruel and inhuman." They are seeking between $1,500 and $2,000 monthly for victims who became ill after ingesting government cough syrup tainted with dietilene glycol.
The committee has held meetings in Coclé, Los Santos, Chiriqui, Bocas del Toro and Herrera to discuss the proposal.
Pascual said that, barring any changes, the committee will announce actions it will take to put additional pressure on the government.