Laboratories conducting negotiations with the Argentine government by purchasing vaccines are presented today before the Congress to provide details about the contracts. The call, which is broadcast live on the Legislative Power’s television channel, was scheduled for 10:00 in the morning and has the participation of members of the Health and General Legislation commissions.
As for the laboratories, as indicated NA, Pfizer Y Richmond will be exhibiting virtually while both AstraZenca As the Covax Fund they will not attend the meeting and will receive the questions in written form. While, Sinopharm and the Russian background they will answer the questions through their embassies. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will be at the meeting, either in person or remotely.
Regarding AstraZeneca, according to the news agency, in the text that it will present it will explain the reasons why the doses took time to reach the Argentina, thus breaching the scheme that our country had agreed with the company. To this firm, as reported by El Intransigente, the State paid, in advance, a significant sum of money for a large quantity of vaccines.
In addition, officials of the Ministry of Health will be present, who will ask the companies for details about the agreements that were signed or are being agreed, as well as specifications on the delivery methodology, deadlines, prices and number of doses, among Another questions. The call to the laboratories was an initiative promoted by the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa.
Who referred to the meeting today, in an interview with Luis Novaresio On Radio La Red, it was the deputy and president of the Commission for Social Action and Health in the Lower House, Pablo Yedlin, who specified: «The idea is to demystify or clarify some of the versions that circulated in recent weeks about intermediaries, returns and rejections of vaccines spread by some members of the opposition.