Kase explains medicine contract

August 17th, 2017 | The National

HEALTH Secretary Pascoe Kase says the K57.7 million contract awarded to Borneo Pacific Pharmaceutical Limited is for the procurement of medical kits for health centres and aid posts across the country.
Kase explained that when signing the contract at Government House in Port Moresby recently.
Health Support Workers Association general secretary Jack Suao this week questioned the firm’s selection, saying the health minister should review its engagement.
“The reappointment of Borneo to continue the supply of medicines in hospitals is not in the best interest because the firm has already been implicated for its poor supply and management as proven over the last couple of months, hospitals faced serious drug shortage problems,” Suao said.
“There are other similar service providers who can do competitive work and deliver medicines on time.”
But Kase told The National earlier that the firm was awarded the contract through a tender process.
“For one year, Borneo will supply medicine kits to the whole country, something that they have done before and they did a good job,” he said.

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