MP dispenses public administration from bidding, even before registration or temporary authorization by Anvisa
The provisional measure that facilitates the purchase of vaccines and inputs to combat Covid-19 can be approved this Thursday, 18, by the Chamber. The MP exempts the public administration from bidding, even before the health registration or temporary authorization by the Anvisa. The text says, however, that the endorsement must have already been given by U.S, European Union, Japan, China or the UK. The provisional measure reinforces that the application must comply with the National Plan of the Ministry of Health. Since the election of the board of directors of the Chamber, parliamentarians have been pushing for the faster release of immunizers.
The MP rapporteur, deputy Pedro Westphalen, assesses that the country cannot have prejudice due to vaccine origin. “Nothing! All vaccines purchased, provided they are certified in these countries or here in Brazil, at the appropriate time. ” The MP, reported by Pedro Westphalen, is different from the measure already approved by Congress that requires Anvisa to authorize emergency use of vaccines in five days. The text still awaits sanction from the president Jair Bolsonaro and received criticism from members of the National Health Surveillance Agency. The technicians emphasize that, despite the need for quick approval, criteria must be followed.
Anvisa’s CEO, Antonio Barra Torres, admits the exchange of information with the regulatory authorities of other countries, but ponders. “What is the use of listing a number of agencies and countries if we cannot do anything else if we do not endorse it? So, Anvisa ceases to be a health agency and starts to have a unique and exclusively notarial activity. Make a document conference and issue an opinion. ” Admiral Antonio Barra Torres, from Anvisa, expects President Jair Bolsonaro to veto part of the text that provides for approval in five days. The MP that facilitates the purchase of vaccines and supplies has the support of the Mayor, Arthur Lira.
* With information from reporter Vitor Brown