New drugs contract almost set

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By REBECCA KUKU
NEW contracts for the procurement and supply of 100% Medical Kits and antibiotics valued at K108 million are in the final stages and will soon be awarded, says Health secretary Pascoe Kase, pictured.
Kase told a press conference in Port Moresby yesterday: “Once the contracts are signed and finalised, the supplies will be delivered.”
Sources told The National that the tender was placed last February for interested companies to bid for the procurement and supply the medicines. Four companies – Johnsons Pharmacy, Pom Pharmaceuticals, Green Telemed and Borneo Pacific bided for the procurement and supply of the 100% Medical Kit Supplies – valued at K65 million.
Sesago Ltd, City Pharmacy, Trade Link, Borneo Pacific and another 10 companies bided for the procurement and supply of antibiotics, valued at K43 million.
Boneo Pacific is the current supplier.
The antibiotics supply agreement is made up of 20 contracts again so all 14 companies have bided for the contract.
Another source told The National that the contracts were awarded by the National Executive Council and was waiting for the governor-general’s signature before contracts could be signed.

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