corruption

GALVEZ ASSURES: NO CORRUPTION IN COVID-19 VACCINE PURCHASE

Under stringent regulatory procedures to ensure transparency and accountability

National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary  Carlito Galvez, Jr., said the government will implement stringent regulatory procedures to ensure transparency and accountability in the selection, procurement, and administration of coronavirus jabs.

Galvez, during the Senate hearing on Covid-19 national immunization program Friday, said the vaccine procurement process will be done through the government’s multilateral arrangements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB), to ensure transparent documentation of vaccine acquisition.

“We assure the public that it (vaccine procurement) will undergo strict [procedure] considering that all our vaccine procurement will undergo ADB and WB stringent regulatory requirements,” he said, adding that the government’s centralized vaccine procurement ensures the country of equitable access to vaccines at a lower price.

It also complies with the regulations relative to the use and sale of vaccines in various countries, he added.

“Given there is not enough supply yet, the Philippine national government’s approach is to pool national volumes to get a seat at the negotiating table and secure the most number of vaccines at the best prices with our partners in the private sector and the LGUs (local government units),” he said .Read More

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