Purchase of Medicines for $43 million

The supervisory committee of the Honduran Institute of Social Security has announced that it is preparing the purchase of medicines for patients with chronic diseases.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Germán Leitzelar, from the oversight committee at the Honduran Institute of Social Security, told Laprensa.hn that "... 'hopefully by the end of August we will be receiving the drugs.'"

Leitzelar noted that "... IHSS income is still being retained in trusts for multimillion dollar contracts for equipment and services approved by the previous administration.

"... He explained that a large part of the medicines will be used to treat patients with chronic diseases. "

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Honduras: $55 million for Purchase of Medicines

January 2015

The creation of a $55 million trust fund has been announced to buy drugs for the hospital network in the country along with the preparation of tender documents.

Of the total, $18.4 million will be provided by the Honduran Institute of Social Security and $8.3 million will come from the University Teaching Hospital's budget for the purchase of drugs for chronic diseases.

Medicine Tender Announced in Honduras

October 2014

The Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS) has announced that it intends to carry out the process in October in order to begin distributing medicines in November.

The process for the next competition will be held in conjunction with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for around $2.2 million in basic medicines.

Central America: Joint Procurement of Medicines

August 2014

From August 20th to 22nd the Ministries of Health will be jointly negotiating the purchase of international pharmaceutical drugs.

Medicines for the treatment of diabetes and cancer, kidney transplant processes, anticonvulsants, cardiovascular conditions and contraceptives are part of the products to be purchased by governments jointly in order to achieve better prices "... compared to other providers in the region."

El Salvador: Over Pricing of Medicines

April 2014

The pharmaceutical industry claims that the Ministry of Health paid 160% more for drugs purchased from foreign suppliers and that there is no transparency in tenders.

The Association of Chemical-Pharmaceutical Industrialists in El Salvador, INQUIFAR, reports that since 2011 the Ministry of Health has shifted away from the domestic industry in the purchase of medicines for the public hospital network, making direct contracts and demanding manufacturing rules that are specific to other countries and not those in force in the country.

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