Panama to spend $110 million on medicine in 2009
The amount for the purchase of medication in 2009 increased by $18 million due to inflation and a greater number of clients
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The budget increase was caused by the increase in the price of medication due to inflation and the increase in policy holders and beneficiaries, said the director of National Purchases and Supply of the Social Security Agency, Ulises Santos.
The Social Insurance Institute (CSS), has earmarked $120 million for acquiring medications in 2010.
The Panamanian Social Security Department has put out to tender a hospital information system.
The Social Security Fund of Panama tenders the purchase for three years of products and supplies for radiology departments.
The most funded areas are security, education, health, employment, housing and infrastructure.
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