Honduras Tenders Medicines for $ 37 Million

The Health Ministry announced the purchase of drugs medicines to pharmacies in order to supply the country's hospital network.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Health Minister, Arturo Benda, said the purchase will seek to cover supply of 453 essential medicines. He added that to participate in the bidding process suppliers must be registered with the Department of Health.

"... said he will focus on chronic disease medicines which if interrupted, could endanger the lives of patients such as hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, cancer and HIV / AIDS," reports Digital Process on its website.

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