PM seeks measures to ensure medicine supplies
Shortages of medicines and medical equipment must be addressed during March.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed an official dispatch calling for measures to ensure the supply of medicines and medical equipment and materials for health examinations and treatment.
The government leader assigned ministries, ministry-level and governmental agencies, and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to promptly inspect the situation and offer timely guidelines to medical stations to address any issues.
Medical establishments must raise their responsibility and be active and flexible in planning purchases and bidding to ensure openness, transparency, and effectiveness.
He asked the Ministry of Health to coordinate with relevant ministries, agencies, and localities to supervise the implementation of the dispatch and deal with any shortages of medicines, bio-products, medical materials, and equipment serving medical examinations and treatment during March.