The Basque Government fails to sell 47 million masks of influenza A. Vitoria, 24 feb () .- The competition to sell 47 million the previous masks bought Basque Government to deal with influenza A has remained unsuccessful, so the Department of Health has already paid 2.8 million euros for this material and the cost of renting the place where it is stored.
Sources for this department have told that the auction in a unique batch tena a starting price of, mortal gold, 54,000 euros, equivalent to what the executive pay six months rent of industrial pavilion Arasur alavs , which are presently held masks, ie a cost of 9,000 euros per month.
Interested parties submit bids pruned until last gives 14 yslo a small company of Miranda de Ebro (Burgos) present a minimum price required by, ie a 54,000.
However, do not provide all, global agenda powerleveling, the documentation required, so he was asked to complete.
Their leaders claimed at the time to see the material were to acquire and last week, seeing in the polygon of Arasur the huge volume occupied by the boxes containing the masks, "ATRS burst" and withdrew their offer have stated the same sources.
Given this situation, the Council Directorate of the Department of Health will meet this, eve online isk, week to decide what to do with this material excess of 60 million masks she bought the previous government headed by Juan Jose Ibarretxe for 2 5 million euros, 15 million masks could be distributed for use by health centers.
Therefore, the Basque Government has paid 1.87 million euros for 47 million masks leftover amount which is approximately another Millan aadir euros for the cost of, eve isk sale, renting the pavilion to date .
One option is studying health providers contact masks and at least take the rent of the premises where stored estn, since apparently there are now over-supply of this material.
Another possibility is to hold a second auction at a lower price, and a third batch will be sold directly to NGOs as little ones without Borders and Crites doctor.
The Department of Health recognizes that poses a problem because the masks are still a good til-because their shelf life is four years-the to be given out and every month that passes is a cost of 9,000 euros rent.
The Basque government spokesman, Idoia Mendia, and last month denounced the system of Contract used for the purchase of this material was "exceptional" and there was a date on which the previous government "knew" that would be replaced by the current Patxi L3pez.
In fact, this record is "devoid of any justification" on the "emergency purchase" and not tena an analysis "of the availability of masks" Osakidetza centers or a calculation of number of them that it was necessary to acquire, according revel.