DOH submits vaccine procurement documents to COA
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday submitted documents on its COVID-19 vaccine procurement deals to the Commission on Audit (COA).
The DOH submitted the documents upon the request of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee that earlier scrutinized non-disclosure agreements, which supposedly prevented auditors from looking into the vaccine procurement.
DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the submitted documents included supply agreements which would ease the audit of multi-billion-peso loans for the vaccines.
“Handa pong harapin ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan ang anumang katanungan ukol sa ating vaccine procurement sapagkat kampante tayo na lahat ng mga prosesong isinagawa ng ating pamahalaaan sa pagbili ng mga bakuna upang maprotektahan ang ating mga kababayan ay nakaayon sa batas,” Vergeire said in a statement.
(The Department of Health is ready to face any question about our vaccine procurement because we are confident that all the process that our government undertook in procuring vaccines to protect our compatriots were in accordance with the law.)