Solomons PM orders technical audit drug procurement process
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 2 August 2018
“Prime Minister Rick Hou has directed a technical audit to be carried out to urgently look at the whole drug procurement system and to verify the root cause of the current drug shortage.
“This was highlighted by Mr Hou when he met with the executive of the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) at the Paul Tovua Complex, Parliament grounds on Wednesday.
“He informed the executive that as a result of the seriousness of the issue he has directed an urgent inquiry by way of a “technical audit” on the whole drug procurement system.
“This situation must never happen again and that is why I have directed a technical audit.
“A commission of inquiry is likely to take a much longer process so as a matter of urgency I have directed an urgent ‘technical audit’ instead, on the whole drug procurement system with a critical assessment of the various steps in the procurement process for 2018 essential drugs and consumables,” he said.
“The audit will also include a critical assessment of the various steps in the procurement process for 2018 essential drugs and consumables..”
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