Chamber of Deputies President Freddy Mamani (MAS) reported that the government was preparing a supreme decree to give sub-national governments facilities to buy vaccines, but excluded the Creemos Bank’s bill from being canceled.
“A prime decree is being worked on to make vaccine purchases easier,” Mamani said.
Last Friday, the Ministry of Health and subnational governments agreed to ease imports of vaccines amid the lack of doses against the pandemic.
Regarding the bill presented by Creemos, he said that “the private sector is able to buy the vaccines,” and it “does not.” It cannot be privatized or selling the vaccine will not improve people’s health negotiated, “he said.
“It is perfectly clear that this bill does not need to be used as a reference when it comes to dealing with it, as it does not comply, but will be carried out through an already passed supreme decree,” he said.
Last week, the head of the Creemos Alliance, Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, tabled a bill through his legislative bank to unblock the importation of vaccines to alleviate the shortage of vaccines in Bolivia.