Honduras: Distribution of medicines could be privatized

The Ministry of Finance intends to tender drug distribution services for the entire country's hospital network in order to reduce losses from expired medicines.

Monday, May 11, 2015

In response to the loss of approximately $27.2 million due to the expiration of medicines, a proposal has been put forward to the Medicinal Trust Committee to hire a company, domestic or foreign, which specializes in the distribution of medicines. This project will be raised within the framework of the decentralization process promoted by the government in various state institutions.

The Finance Minister, Wilfredo Cerrato told Latribuna.hn that "... We must act quickly. We need to hire a company that specializes in distribution and that cost me less than what I lost (because of expiry dates), because common sense dictates we must do it. The idea is to use the administrative and distribution capacity of a private enterprise, that is why I'm going to suggest it within the Medicinal Committee . "

"... The recommendations will be discussed within the Medicine Trust Committee in order to integrate not only purchases but also distribution. We do new things, why would we keep doing the same thing?. "



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