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Poe questions DOH on prices of PPEs it bought

Poe questions DOH on prices of PPEs it bought

3/31/2020 8:31:00 AM

Poe questions DOH on prices of PPEs it bought

Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday questioned the Department of Health's (DOH) purchase of expensive personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers fighting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

By Vanne Elaine TerrazolaSenator Grace Poe on Tuesday questioned the Department of Health’s (DOH) purchase of expensive personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers fighting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).Senator Grace Poe(ROY DOMINGO / MANILA BULLETIN)

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Poe raised an eyebrow over the DOH’s announcement on Monday that it has acquired one million sets of PPE at P1.8 billion, for delivery to public and private health hospitals that are treating COVID-19 patients.In her statement, the senator noted that the PPE sets procured by the DOH amount to P1,800 each, when these cost only from P400 to P1,000 in the market.

Opting for a cheaper price but of the same quality would have only cost about P400 million to P1 billion, generating at least P800 million in savings, she added.According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque, the DOH has P225 million remaining to buy more PPEs.

“Confronting an extraordinary public health crisis requires prompt response but in doing so, let us not forget the need for the judicious use of fund releases,” Poe said.“Ang bawat piso na matitipid natin sa ganitong panahon ay maaari pa nating magamit sa iba pang mga programa ng gobyerno para makapagbigay ayuda sa ating mga kababayan na higit ring nangangailangan ng tulong tulad ng financial aid at pagkain pang araw-araw,” said Poe.

(Every peso that we save can be used for other programs of the government so that we can give assistance to our our countrymen who badly need help, like financial aid and food to eat every day.)Poe also urged the DOH to ease the “bureaucratic bottleneck and red tape” in its distribution of PPE donations and other critical medical devices, amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

She also appealed for the mass testing of persons suspected to be infected with the coronavirus.“More than two weeks into the enhanced quarantine, swift action and massive testing will help accelerate collaborative efforts to contain the pandemic, a valuable lesson we could learn from our Asian counterparts who have become successful in slowing down the spread of the disease,” she said.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo at nagdadatingan na ang mga kagamitang mahalaga sa pagsugpo ng epidemiyang ito kaya sana ay maipamahagi ito sa mga ospital at ating mga health frontliners sa lalong madaling panahon (We are thankful that the much-needed equipment in battling this epidemic have been coming in, but this should be distributed to our health frontliners as soon as possible),” said Poe.

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“Subalit tulad ng pahayag ng Pangulo, hindi ito panahon ng pagsasamantala, kaya’t nananawagan tayo sa DOH na kung maaari ay iprayoridad ang pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga local manufacturers upang mas makakuha ng murang PPE (But like the President said, this is not a time to take advantage, that’s why we appeal to the DOH to prioritize, if possible, its coordination with local manufacturers so we could acquire more affordable PPE),” she added.



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No time to canvass for cheaper ones 😄 Of course prices are higher because of demand. Even the U.S. reported shortage of PPEs. PPE price is negligible compare to lives of our medical workers and other frontliners and Doctors are dying and frontliners are getting infected.. Here we are again... Simple lang naman demand dictates the price. Sa economics class pinagaaralan yan di ba? Global demand nag surge syempre tataas ang cost dahil madami nangangailangan. Tignan mo gas walang bumibili gaano bagsak ngayon ang presyo. Isip-isip naman kapag may time.

nampoetsa tumigil ka! pampainit ka lang ng ulo. What is the price of a health worker’s life? baka may alam kang pagkukuhanan ng mas mura madam senator at mas mabilis ang production para magamit na ng mga healthworkers natin... go na po kaagad.. 😔😔 ang kagandahan nito, wifi at tiktok ready na po cia mam 😊 charot!

Ewan ko Sen. Alam mo naman pag walang supply mataas ang demand, unless mahinang klase, hindi lang naman kasi tayo may need halos buong mundo! ECONOMIC subject eh She's obstructing and delaying PPEs for health workers. Ito lang ang contribution nya sa crisis. If you pay a little higher for the fastest delivery it's ok. That will save lives. In anything you buy you pay higher for RUSH DELIVERY. Di ba?

It might seem untimely and unnecessary- but that's her fucking job! Let her perform her job as a senator. At tlagang yan po ang concern nyo Senadora?Bat di po kya mgbigay kau ng idea kng ano p pwde gawin pra matulungan ang mga frontliners Ano po Kahit sa ngaun lng po ano po Nega n nga ang paligid becuz of covid,then here comes people na puro mali ang hinahanap kesa solution.

Hala gagamitin ng fromtliners gusto mong tipirin? Kupal ka rin noh. DIRECTOR DUMLAO TAWAG KA 09176870519 MALI ANG GAGAWIN MO gusto yata yung cheapest price and quality ng tomador na to. 🙄 TraPoe should first ask DOH what kind of PPEs before making this public query. Just now on live TV explained that there are 8 items in the PPE set. Moreover, there are several types of PPEs with the ones for ICU more expensive compared to contact tracing! Poe*y*ta

Trapo ka talagA GRACE POE.. Nabuhay ang Poe*a. Saan ba naglalagi yan? Maraming panahon para dyan.... Putragis naman.. May mas mahahalagang dapat pag tuunan ng pansin ngayon... Halata tuloy na wala kang magawa Dito mo talaga malalaman Kong totoong may malasakit Ang mga public servant.. tulad nalang nito ohh

Please this is not the time. After the crisis is over you then you can question them. This time let them do their work. Time is the essence and the whole world is crumbling for these commodities Imbestigahan nyo po sa senado. Bwahahahahaha Why not help DOH source for cheaper and better PPE ? MAYBE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN SOURCES,HELP THE GOVERNMENT YOU ARE PART OF IT.

Syempre lapit na eleksyon. Ano ba naiambag mo madam sa health services at infrastructure ng pinas. Ala, lahat kayo ala naimbag kaya tayo nag kakaloko loko ngayon. Magkano natatanggap ng mga senador bwan buwan milyones dba. uy nabuhay si madam... Eto na naman ang isa sa mga political prostitute na walang silbi, STFU

SenGracePOE after the covid19 crisis na lang po kayo magtanong. Let DOHgovph concentrate on the crisis. Meron naman COA Ikaw SenGracePOE Magkano presyo ng comelec at pinayagan ang isang US citizen makatakbo nung eleksyon? isa pa to.puro kwestyon.wala naman nagagawa. This is too much. One can buy a really good quality PPE for 500 pesos. Tama ang kurakot lalo na ngayon. Di ba natatakot mga ire sa karma?

Complete set ata and everything kaya mahal, at baka hindi galing China. Including their gadem under-the-table rates for bringing in medical supplies! Fucking demons!!!!! ayown! may nag question din. wow nagparamdam ang mas inuna ang 11k workers ng abs kesa covid action plan investigation.. sakay sakay talaga si lola

In this time of global shortage of supplies you think you can pick the price or afford to wait for available lower price goods? SenGracePOE we are competing for very scarce resources right now. Either we wait for a cheap one to be available or we buy what is in the market. Ang punto ni Sen Grace ay napakamahal ng isang PPE sa halagang 1800. Hindi niya hinaharang ang delivery nito. It is a legit question requiring an immediate answer. Hindi ibig sabihin na marami kang pondo ay kakagat ka sa presyo na above market price. 🤪

My god, grace... shhh... EPALACIOUS MAXIMUS GAGUS!!! 😡 Anak ng POEcha pera pa rin ang hinahanap.. nagkamamatay na nga ang tao pera parin.. kulang sa TAGGAY..bigyan pa...3 shot.... May alam bang supply si Senator na mas mura? Care to share? Judicious spending is a must during this time, but so is the ability to get the needed PPEs...Note that there is a global shortage and you can expect that you have to play smart if you wanted to be prioritized. Add to it that what comprises the PPEs they

kinurakot n nmn yan anu p ba ang bago ? Pabibo n nman. Santabi mo muna yang grandstanding mo Senadora. Evaluate and scrutinise till kingdom come if you may after the ECQ. SA WAKAS LUMABAS DIN SYA,,,,, TULONG ANG KAILANGAN HINDI NGANGAW SenGracePOE Nako, lagot ka kay digong at duque...hindi na nga pinasali si alan petrang kabayo dahil mas gahaman pa yun

Monitor the motherfuckers Puro ka questions tsaka Nayan mag tulungan muna sa kabila NG crisis batikos nmn inaatupag mo imbis tulungan at para pasogpo Ang crisis umiipal kadin Nagsilabasan na ang mga senador pag may naisip na may mali ang gobyerno. Pero tumulong hindi magawa.. Isipin nyo na kung naghanap sila ng mura at dekalidad na PPEs, mas malaki sana ang natipid pera na maaaring ilaan sa ibang importanteng mga bagay

Trying to be relevant nanaman itong si Madame Epal. Anong bago? Eh yan na yata ang normal sa pamahalaan. Kapag may pagkakataon na makakurakot magkukurakot. Meron bang politician ang hindi nagurakot? SenGracePOE madaam, with all due respect.wag na po muna ngayon 🤦🏻‍♂️ ang tanong ng karamihan ngayon ay, nasan ka? nasan ka meaning, saan ang tulong mo? si Senator Pacman lang ba ang may awa?ang may ambag?kaya tayo nagkakaproblema ehh. problema na sa Procurement,tapos sisingit kapa

Find a way and make action how to help instead. NAKU IBANG BANSA 10X LAYERS PROTECTIONS NILA WAG N MTGNONG PRA S ATING MGA DOCTORS Kuripot nmn ni madam............dpt tlg mahal mas mganda kalidad isa pa to Sana ipagamit muna bago mamulitika. Sabi nga ni Sen. Win, maraming oras ang nasasayang at hindi ang virus ang papatay satin kundi ang Red Tape.. kayo kayo mismo ang pumapatay sa mga Pilipino..

destabilizer Ang mahal nga ng PPE na binili nila. Kay VP Leni doon sa fundraiser nya online, nagulat ako na mura lang pala ang PPE at complete set din yon! KURAKOT PA MORE DUTERTE AND COHORTS Pamigay nyo na muna bago mo kwestyunin!!! Mahalaga ipamigay na yan at magamit na ng mga frontliners!!!

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