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Resolution authorizing Minsa to acquire 3 million doses of Pfizer by 2022

Resolution authorizing Minsa to acquire 3 million doses of Pfizer by 2022

The new amendment that Minsa will sign in the Contract with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer will be for an amount of 45,015,750 dollars for the vaccination in 2022.
Cabinet Resolution No. 108 of October 6, 2021 was published in the Official Gazette this afternoon , authorizing the Minister of Health (Mine) to sign Amendment No. 4 on behalf of the Republic of Panama. to the Manufacturing and Supply Contract with the company Pfizer Free Zone Panamá, S. de RL, and about $ 45,015,750.00 for the additional acquisition of 3,001,050 additional doses of vaccines against SARS-COV2 for the year 2022 and continue with the vaccination process of the population.

Article number of the amendment clarifies that it must be endorsed by the Comptroller General of the Republic, in accordance with the prevailing norms and practices for this type of transaction.

And in article 3 it is added that the Executive Branch, through the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), will include in the General State Budget of the corresponding fiscal period, the items necessary to cover the commitments acquired with the signing of the authorized Agreement. in this Cabinet Resolution.

To date, Panama has received 6.4 million doses of the anticovid vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, out of the 7 million it has requested.

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