Criteria for drug purchases should be reviewed -Goolsarran

The Ministry of Health should revisit the evaluation criteria set out in new prequalification documents in consultation with all potential suppliers of pharmaceuticals, former Auditor-General Anand Goolsarran says.

“It is evident that the application of the evaluation criteria in the prequalification exercise for the supply of drugs and medical supplies is likely to result in manufacturers and distributors being unable to achieve prequalification status,” Goolsarran wrote in his Stabroek News column published today. “They will therefore be excluded from supplying the Ministry with these essential items, or given orders for minimal quantities, with possible adverse effects on their operations,” he added.

“This will leave the local organization in question, which did not have a good track record in meeting its contractual obligations, …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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