Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), ordered the government to express its opinion on the alleged loss of 28 million doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 until August.
The request was presented by Rede Sustentabilidade after a report on the matter that showed an inspection by the Federal Audit Court (TCU). According to the caption, “the waste of public resources also seems to be another motto of the Jair Bolsonaro government”.
“The costs of producing and distributing drugs that are proven to be ineffective in the fight against Covid-19 are a mockery in a country where the people are dying of hunger. The position of the Federal Government throughout the face of the pandemic, and more specifically in the vaccination, affronts basic principles of the Federal Constitution ”, he said.
On June 15, Minister Vital do Rêgo, from the TCU, ordered the Ministry of Health to take the “necessary actions” to avoid the loss of approximately 28 million doses against Covid-19 that expire until the end of August. .
The report states that each dose of AstraZeneca cost BRL 41.83, while the value of the dose of Pfizer was BRL 66.89, which would add up to a loss of BRL 1.09 billion and BRL 128.66 million respectively.
THE CNN contacted the Planalto and the Ministry of Health, which have not yet made a statement.
Source: CNN Brasil