Enterprise imported 15 million doses of vaccine Pfizer: How far is the reality?

As Tien Phong It was reported that on June 9, 2021, Dong Nai Donacoop Common Funding Joint Inventory Firm (Donacoop Firm) despatched a discover to the Folks’s Committee of Dong Nai province and the Ministry of Well being saying that that they had entered into negotiations with two producers. vaccine suppliers are Pfizer Firm – BioNtech and US firm Janssen to import vaccines. On June 10, the Folks’s Committee of Dong Nai province despatched an official dispatch to the Ministry of Well being, asking the ministry to create circumstances for Donacoop Firm to import COVID-19 vaccines.

On June 11, the Drug Administration of Vietnam, the Ministry of Well being, despatched a doc to 2 giants specializing in vaccines, Pfizer and Janssen, about supporting related companies to purchase COVID-19 vaccines to suggest the 2 corporations. The above-mentioned vaccine manufacturing creates favorable circumstances for Donacoop Firm and on the similar time, the Division additionally guides Donacoop Firm to work with eligible items to import and protect vaccines to quickly full the file.

This info rapidly unfold. Many companies in Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis have applied “registration” to order injection websites for staff and family. Nonetheless, by the start of August 2021, the negotiations have been nonetheless silent. The vaccine remains to be not accessible in Vietnam.

Lately, the recent information returned when on August 10, Donacoop introduced that “negotiations have been accomplished with Pfizer pharmaceutical firm and have principally agreed on the acquisition value of the vaccine”. In accordance with Donacoop’s report, the 2 sides have agreed on the amount and supply time of Pfizer vaccine in two phases: Part 1 is 5 million doses by the top of August 2021. Part 2: Subsequent vaccine deliveries are 7 days aside every. By September 15, 15 million doses will likely be delivered.

After negotiating, Pfizer pharmaceutical firm additionally despatched an official contract to Donacoop Firm to signal. Within the official dispatch to the Folks’s Committee of Dong Nai province, Donacoop Firm additionally mentioned that it will open a L/C to make sure contract efficiency; requested the Provincial Celebration Committee and Folks’s Committee of Dong Nai province to report back to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Well being to facilitate and assist the corporate to license Donacoop Firm to import vaccines and assist the corporate obtain Pfizer vaccines on the airport. fly to Tan Son Nhat and transport to storage warehouse.

On August 25, Donacoop Firm launched a doc from the Authorities Workplace to the Ministry of Well being concerning the official dispatch of Dong Nai province on consideration and facilitating assist for Donacoop Firm to import preventive vaccines. COVID-19 by Pfizer. The doc conveys the opinion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, assigns Well being Minister Nguyen Thanh Lengthy to totally announce the encouragement of localities and organizations to hunt and purchase vaccines in opposition to COVID-19. The Ministry of Well being should handle the licensing, high quality management, preservation of vaccines, and arrange free injections for folks.

The pfizer consultant continues to disclaim

Many enterprises within the subject of imported prescribed drugs and medical gear consider that “social” paperwork comparable to these despatched by the Drug Administration of Vietnam to enterprises producing sure merchandise overseas, recommend Supporting companies in our nation is a quite common factor, and occurs typically. This doesn’t imply that home enterprises will be capable to import merchandise due to official dispatch from Vietnam. Vital remains to be the associate’s rules and ideas of provide.

Donacoop Firm, headquartered in Dong Nai, was registered and established in 2014, with a constitution capital of 6 trillion VND. Since its institution, this enterprise has modified its enterprise registration 9 occasions, the newest change being on March 9, 2021. The corporate Donacoop registered to function primarily in agricultural merchandise, however then invested closely in actual property.

Speaking to Tien Phong, the consultant of Pfizer Vietnam continued to substantiate that that they had by no means labored with Donacoop Firm and had no negotiations with the corporate in Vietnam. “The corporate’s constant stance from the start is to solely work straight with the Authorities and COVAX to supply vaccines to the Authorities degree,” info from Pfizer said. In accordance with Pfizer, they solely signal and are chargeable for items signed straight with the Authorities, not chargeable for floating items. At present, Pfizer has not supplied vaccines to any companies or people on the earth.

In the meantime, a consultant of the Drug Administration of Vietnam mentioned that so as to be granted a “visa” for a vaccine to enter Vietnam, the importer should show an entire authorized file, licensed by Pfizer and situation a certificates. obtain vaccines from the corporate. “Whereas Pfizer doesn’t work by way of intermediaries and personal companies, have no idea the place the vaccine supply comes from?” – this consultant mentioned. As well as, Donacoop Firm isn’t within the record of 26 items licensed by the Ministry of Well being eligible to do enterprise in importing vaccines. And the circumstances for bringing the vaccine again, the place ought to it’s saved? Chilly storage with sound requirements of -60 to -80 levels has not but been reported.

A vaccine skilled mentioned that vaccines are being licensed urgently, so corporations can solely promote them by way of the Authorities and never promote them to the non-public sector as a result of they wish to keep away from market manipulation and improve costs.

On the afternoon of August 29, Tien Phong had an unique dialogue with Mr. Bui Thanh Truc – Common Director of this firm. In accordance with Mr. Truc, “at present finishing up procedures in order that the primary section on September 15 will carry the primary batch of 5 million doses of vaccine to Tan Son Nhat airport”. When requested about Pfizer solely working with the Authorities, Mr. Truc mentioned: “I work with Pfizer within the US, however the firm doesn’t work by way of intermediaries. If the middleman is the entire fraud unit. And Pfizer Vietnam right here is only a consultant workplace with no proper to determine?”. The reporter continued to ask, with 15 million doses on the present value of Pfizer, equal to greater than 300 million USD, will Donacoop Firm pay all? Mr. Tru mentioned all the cash is borrowed from the corporate. In accordance with Mr. Truc, “if the Authorities wants it, he’ll negotiate and import one other 50-70 million doses of Pfizer” (?)

Ngoc Lam