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According to El Nacional newspaper, the contract could have been awarded for five times the market value. The Procurement Agency acted to cancel the emergency tender for vaccine syringes. The case was brought to the open early last week by the El Nacional newspaper.

As reported, the budget for the purchase was RD$646 million to purchase 25 million syringes. Reporters from the newspaper El Nacional checked with several companies engaged in the commercialization of medical supplies and consumables and verified that by acquiring the product at the market price of RD$4.70, the state would only have to pay RD$121 million for the injections, with savings of half a billion pesos!

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