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.

According to statistical data, the institution currently serves 2.5 million people, or 73.5% of the total population of the country.

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Panama: $120 Million in Medicines

October 2009

The Social Insurance Institute (CSS), has earmarked $120 million for acquiring medications in 2010.

With these resources, the institution expects to supply 100% of the needs of its clinics and health centers.

Guillermo Sáez, director of CSS, told "We are already looking for a way to purchase these medicines in bulk, in order to lower our costs. We need providers to change the way they do business with us...".

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The Panamanian Social Security Department has put out to tender a hospital information system.

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The Social Security Fund of Panama tenders the purchase for three years of products and supplies for radiology departments.

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September 2009

The most funded areas are security, education, health, employment, housing and infrastructure.

Even though last year's budget also summed $3.7 billion, this time there is an additional $400 million from the extraordinaire budget, which includes the so-called 'anti-crisis plan'.

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