he international e-tender floated by Odisha authorities for procurement of three.8 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines has elicited a response with a few bids on the concluding day of the closure of the bidding deadline.
Odisha was among the many first few States to ponder procuring vaccines from the worldwide market by international tenders.
Confirming the receipt of on-line bidding functions, the Further Chief Secretary (Well being) Pradipta Mohapatra stated “The functions are being processed and evaluated”.
The worldwide tender the deadline was to finish on 28 Could had earlier been prolonged by seven days due to non-participation vaccine manufacturing firms.
Evidently unable to seek out appropriate bidders for its international tenders to obtain COVID-19 vaccines from main producers on the earth, the Odisha authorities had earlier on 1 June had sought the Centre’s statutory clearance for the aim as demanded by the businesses.
A day later, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik wrote to all of the chief ministers within the nation, urging them to construct a consensus over procurement of the COVID vaccines by the Centre for distribution among the many states.
“Producers or their importers authorized by USFDA (america Meals and Drug Administration), EMA (the European Medicines Company), MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Merchandise Regulatory Company, UK) or PMDA (Prescribed drugs and Medical Units Company, Japan) or listed by WHO (World Well being Group) for emergency use are eligible to bid for the worldwide tender or listed by the World Well being Organisation (WHO) for emergency use now eligible to bid,” the State-run Odisha State Medical Company Ltd (OSMCL)’ s notification dated 1 June maintained.