Kyiv: The British procurement agency Crown Agents will purchase the vaccine for Ukrainians instead of the domestic state enterprise Medical Procurement of Ukraine. This was announced at a press conference on Friday, January 15, by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov.
"We have changed the procurement organization, because in 2020 the work of the State Enterprise Medical Procurement of Ukraine was extremely inefficient", - the minister said, adding that he considered the organization of the process by the company's management to be inefficient.
"At an extraordinary meeting of the government, it was decided that the purchase of the vaccine from COVID-19 will be carried out by the international organization Crown Agents. It will have the authority to conclude contracts in accordance with preliminary negotiations with the Ministry of Health and logistics", - he said. .
The head of the Ministry of Health also stressed that the company purchases vaccines from COVID-19 for different countries, in particular for the United Kingdom.