ACT–CIS Party-list lauded the Department of Health after deciding to postpone the bidding for pneumococcal conjugal vaccines which was initially participated in by a lone bidder.
Speaking for the party-list, Rep. Niña Taduran says that an open competitive bidding procedure will give better options for the government in procuring the said vaccines.
“We don’t want to have another rushed procurement of vaccines which could be a source of corruption. It is also vital to study the technical aspects of the procurement before proceeding with the purchase,” says Taduran.
The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or PCV protects against several types of pneumococcal bacteria which cause infection.
The vaccine also stops the infection from spreading to other people.
This is recommended for children six weeks, and its succeeding doses up to five years of age.