In a statement, the ministry underlines that “certain media of the written and electronic press and certain social networks have conveyed false information including accusations which damage the reputation of executives and officials of the ministry and the image of national companies , on the basis of a provisional and not final report by the parliamentary committee formed to control the management of procurement contracts for medical equipment and supplies to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic ″.
The ministry denies this erroneous and unjust information based on an illegal leak and contrary to the legal provisions governing the action of the investigation commissions, within the framework of the control mission assured by the Parliament on the government action, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and organic laws.
The report is not complete
The said report, in its current form, is not complete and thus remains without credibility, emptied of its content and far from its previous objectives, notes the same source, explaining that the procedure for its examination and approval within the committee parliament concerned has not been completed. In addition, it represents the point of view of some, and not an institutional work, because it does not include the response of the Minister of Health on the remarks it contains.
The ministry would like to point out that it has concluded contracts under the laws and organic texts in force and strengthened the internal control system, in order to supervise the administrative facilities imposed by the state of health emergency. Also, all companies with which the ministry has concluded contracts are declared, while medical supplies and equipment acquired under Covid-19 contracts are registered in accordance with the provisions of Law 12-84 relating to medical devices.
The Ministry of Health on the defensive
Regarding the number of companies (45) appearing in the report as not being declared to the Ministry of Health, the same source indicates that the names of some companies appear more than once in the list, which shows the lack of accuracy and that the commission’s remarks were not presented to the ministry for a response before their flight.
Among the companies wrongly cited are national companies that are leaders at the national and continental level, including companies that have signed agreements with the public authorities as part of an international strategy aimed at achieving health security and consolidation of the Kingdom’s positioning in the club of vaccine-producing countries.
While refusing to undermine its executives and partners and condemning the denigration of the results achieved in the fight against the pandemic, the ministry expresses its willingness to continue to communicate transparently about the management of the pandemic. health crisis.
He calls for observing the precision in the dissemination of information and stop conveying allegations and to combine efforts and continue mobilization to contain the pandemic and make the national vaccination campaign a success.