The Ministry of Health urged hospitals to buy drugs and medical supplies, and reported the cause of drug shortages


The Ministry of Health has just sent a document to the Department of Health of the provinces and cities; hospitals under the Ministry of Health; establishments manufacturing and importing drugs and medical equipment on handling problems in purchasing drugs and medical supplies.

According to the Ministry of Health, following the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, requesting review and handling of problems in purchasing drugs and medical equipment; The Ministry of Health asked the Departments of Health of provinces and cities to direct hospitals and units under the Department to urgently develop plans and deploy the procurement of drugs and medical supplies to ensure availability.

The Ministry of Health requires that there is no shortage of drugs and medical supplies for medical examination and treatment

The situation must not happen lack of medicine and medical supplies in service of medical examination and treatment for people in the area and at the units; focus on ensuring adequate and timely supply of medical supplies and essential drugs, especially rare drugs.

Hospitals, units under the Department, businesses trading drugs and medical supplies in the area implement adequate stockpiling plans and strictly comply with the provisions of law in procurement and supply of drugs. , medical supplies.

In case there is a shortage of drugs and medical supplies due to difficulties and problems related to procurement and contractor selection; The Department of Health shall clearly report the cause to the Ministry of Health (Drug Administration) before June 22.

For hospitals under the Ministry, the Ministry of Health proposes to deploy the procurement of drugs and medical supplies to ensure their readiness; there is no shortage of drugs and medical supplies in service of medical examination and treatment at the unit.

In case there is a shortage of drugs and medical supplies due to difficulties and problems related to procurement and contractor selection, the Hospital shall clearly report the reason to the Ministry of Health (Drug Administration) before 22-6.

The Ministry of Health requires establishments that manufacture and import drugs and medical supplies to ensure proper storage and coordinate closely with medical examination and treatment facilities to be ready to supply drugs and medical supplies in a timely manner. , regulations.

Also in this document, the Ministry of Health requires the Drug Administration of Vietnam, the Administration of Traditional Medicine, the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment, the Department of Financial Planning, the Department of Medical Equipment and Constructions according to their functions. , the task of proactively urging the units to implement and summarize and send to the Drug Administration of Vietnam to summarize and report to the Ministry of Health before June 25.

Previously, the Ministry of Health admitted that the main reason for the shortage of drugs and medical supplies was fear, fear of making mistakes, fear of being inspected and tested, so they did not dare to do it, and did not dare to bid. , procurement of a number of localities and units, although the Ministry of Health and the People’s Committees of provinces and cities have implemented the decentralization of procurement authority, giving autonomy and self-responsibility to the units.

Some localities assigned units to actively bid on their own, instead of centralized bidding as before, but the units were still confused or afraid in organizing the implementation. Some businesses and suppliers are also afraid to supply goods to public entities due to unreasonable prices, complicated and difficult bidding procedures and payment procedures.



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