A new tender will be launched to buy dexketoprofen trometabol, after a contest was annulled due to a suspected collusive agreement between the only two bidders.
The president of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS), Carlos Contreras, explained that"... the process was stopped due to suspicion of a collusive agreement, which may have represented unfair competition, documentation is being prepared in order to file the appropriate criminal charges. "
A network made up of businessmen and officials from the Guatemalan Social Security Institute, agreed purchase prices for medicines and a list of companies that were able to participate in the contracts.
The head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), Ivan Velasquez, told a news conference that the now dismantled network consisted of "... officers and employees from the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS), and individuals, who favored certain suppliers, in exchange for commissions, which came from increases in prices of medicines ... ".
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute prepares for October a plan to buy medicines for $77 million to supply hospitals.
Amid the controversy over the shortage of medicines in hospitals in the country, the president of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS), Carlos Contreras, said that they are preparing a plan to acquire medicines, after analysing the situation at each center.
The Social Insurance Department in Guatemala is preparing a tender for the construction of the project "Health City", which includes the construction of four hospitals on 116 thousand square meters and which is valued at $459 million.
It is expected that in May the bidding process will start so that construction can start no later than October. This project involves the design and construction of four hospitals: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology; medical, surgical and one for oncology and transplants. It is anticipated that construction will take about 3 years.
In Guatemala an award has been made to Medicina Corporativa S.A. and Medicina Corporativa de Diálisis S.A. of contracts to supply 241,392 hemodialysis services in different departments.
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute also received offers from Sugerencias Médicas S.A. for $3.1 million, Clínica Médica Renal Emanuel for $9.6 million, Corporación Men-Del for $2.3 million and finally an offer from a natural person, Manuel Salazar, for $9.5 million.
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute has awarded the company Sugerencias Médicas S.A. a contract to provide 56,560 hemodialysis services in different departments.
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute (IGSS) awarded the contract for hemodialysisservices for Nephrology patients at the Outpatient Unit of the IGSS in the departments of Quetzaltenango, San Marcos, Huehuetenango, Totonicapan, Solola and Quiche.
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute has awarded the company Sugerencias Médicas S.A. with a contract to supply 331,248 hemodialysis services.
On August 21, the Guatemalan Social Security Institute awarded a contract for the supply of 331,248 hemodialysis services for patients at the Outpatient Nephrology Unit at the Guatemalan Social Security Institute, in the Departments of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz , Jalapa, Jutiapa, El Progreso, Santa Rosa and Guatemala, according to information from Guatecompras.com.gt.
The Guatemalan Social Security Institute has chosen the Mexican company SC Intellego to develop an administrative management system for government resources and health management system.
Under the contractawarded on July 9, the supplier must provide a "INTEGRAL SOLUTION OF SAP COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR ITS EQUIVALENT INCLUDING INSTALLATION, MIGRATION OF DATA, START-UP, WARRANTY, SUPPORT AND UPDATES FOR A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ADMINISTRATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES (GRP) AND A MEDICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ".
Laboratorios Microsules is a Uruguayan company, which has been in both, the local and international market for twenty years, manufacturing, synthesising, commercialising and distributing medicines for animal health.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
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