The non-public sector is ready to obtain at the very least three million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca “in an effort to augment the national government’s separate procurement initiatives,” stated Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion Thursday.
Concepcion stated that the cope with AstraZeneca has an estimated value of P600 to P700 million.
“We’re targeting 2.5 million to three million doses which will help 1.5 million people in the upper end of the range since the vaccine requires two doses. We want to ensure that the Philippines will not be left behind when the vaccines come out in 2021,” stated Concepcion in an announcement.
“The vaccines will be donated to the Department of Health, who will handle the deployment. Half of the donations will be set aside for government frontliners, while the other 50 percent will cover employees in the private sector, both regular and contractual,” he added.
A tripartite settlement is predicted to be signed by Concepcion, representing the non-public sector; the nation’s vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.; and AstraZeneca Prescription drugs Philippines Inc. president Lotis Ramin.
Concepcion added that Go Negosyo will buy 70,000 doses of the vaccine for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which is able to cowl 35,000 individuals.
The vaccine from AstraZeneca is predicted to price round P500 ($10) for 2 doses, “which is cheaper than regular testing methods,” stated Concepcion.
“Secretary Galvez called on the private sector to take care of its own flock provided that we follow the priority sectors of frontliners and the poorest of the poor,” he stated.
The non-public sectors donors are Worldwide Container Terminal Companies Inc., BDO Unibank, First Philippine Holdings Corp., Go Negosyo, LT Group Inc., San Miguel Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Common Leaf Philippines Inc., LBC Express Holdings Inc., Udenna Corp., GT Capital Holdings Inc., Wilcon Depot Inc., Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc., Aboitiz Fairness Ventures, Golden ABC Inc., Mercury Drug Corp., Federation of Filipino Chinese language Chambers of Commerce & Business, Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc.;
Bounty Recent Meals Inc., RFM, Concepcion Industries, Jollibee Meals Corp., Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Philippines Inc., Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc., Magsaysay Maritime Corp., Nova Group, Alliance World Inc., JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Franchise Affiliation, Double Dragon/MerryMart, Filinvest Improvement Corp., Lotis Shoppe, Century Properties Group, Bench, CDO, Mercedez Benz, Rustan’s, Megaworld, and SEAOIL Philippines.
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