Cadiao warns medicine supplier

April 30, 2015 6:56 am 

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE, April 29 -– Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao has warned a medicines and drugs supplier based in Bacolod City to deliver within five days the rest of the 17 items that the company won in the bidding held last July 10, 2014 or else be disqualified from further participating in the bidding of supplies and medicines by the provincial government.

Records presented by Gov. Cadiao show that Diomar Trading, owned by Ma. Jackeloulyn Majaducon with head office address at Blk. 7, Lot 64, Sta. Monica Eroreco Subd., Bacolod City delivered only four items of the total of 17 items it won in the bidding held more than nine months ago. The 17 items of medicines and IV fluids cost a total of Php 1,092,200.00.

As of April 20, 2015, Diomar Trading delivered only 4,000 bottles of 5% Dextrose in Lactated Ringers Solution (Generic) worth Php 200,000 at Php 50 per bottle; 4,000 bottles of 0.9 Sodium Chloride (Generic) worth P200,000.00 also at P50.00 per bottle; 3,000 ampules of Ranitidine worth Php 25,800 at Php 8.60 per ampule and 5,000 Neb of Salbutamol 1mg/ml Solution worth Php34,500 at Php 6.90 per unit.

Diomar Trading failed to deliver the 13 other items that included 500 bottles of 4% Dextrose in Water 500ml; 1,500 bottles of 5% Dextrose in 0.3% Sodium Chloride 500ml; 1,000 bottles of Eurosol-M in Dextrose; 1,500 bottles of Lactated Ringers Solution 1000 ml; 1,000 bottles of 5% Dextrose in 0.9% Sodium Chloride; 500 bottles of 20% Mannitol 500ml; 1,500 bottles of 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Irrigation 1000ml; 500 vials of 0.9%Sodium Chloride solution for Injection 50ml; 1,000 vials of Dextrose 50% solution for IV Injection 50ml; 3,000 vials of Sterile Water for Injection, 3,000 ampules of Furosemide, Furoxide; 2,000 ampules of Metoclopramide, Clozil and 500 ampules of Magnesium So4 250mg.

“These are emergency drugs that could have been used a long time ago yet. These were requested by Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital last July 14, 2014 yet.

Under a purchase contract, the supplier is given only seven calendar days to deliver the drugs after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. I don’t know what happened why was the delay this long,” Gov. Cadiao said.

Records further show that it was only last Jan. 26, 2015 that former Governor Exequiel Javier issued Diomar Trading a Purchase Order (PO) and the said PO was marked received by the supplier only last March 27, 2015.

Javier was disqualified by the Commission on Elections last Jan. 12, 2015 for violation of the Omnibus Election Code and was effectively removed from office last February 3, 2015 when the DILG and the Comelec served him the Notice of Execution issued by the Supreme Court.

However, the Delivery Receipts covering the four items delivered by Diomar Trading were dated March 23, 2015 and March 31, 2015 respectively.

“I just can’t understand why the supplier would delay its delivery. Something must have gone wrong somewhere and I intend to discover that. I could not allow this to happen under my administration. If the suppliers can’t comply, then we might as well deal with other suppliers. We owe it to the people, particularly the patients in our hospitals whom we vowed to help and serve,” the Governor further said.(PNA)

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