Impact of Brazil’s internal politics, the deal of 200 million doses of Covaccine rejected
Effect of internal politics of Brazil, the deal of 200 million doses of Covaccine rejected
- Due to financial irregularities against President Jair Bolsonaro, the deal with the vaccine stopped
- Impact on the $324 million deal
- Covaccine dose did not reach Brazil, such allegations
Brazil’s health minister has announced that it has decided to suspend Bharat Biotech’s USD 324 million contract to buy 20 million doses of Covaxin, amid an investigation into allegations of irregularities against President Jair Bolsonaro. Addressing a news conference on Tuesday with Chief Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga, Federal Comptroller General (CGU) Wagner Rosario said the agency would investigate the process of buying the vaccine.
complaint of financial irregularities
“We suspended the deal as a simple preventive measure, because there are complaints that cannot be well explained by the complainant, so we launched a preliminary investigation last week,” Rosario was quoted by CNN Brasil. We have formed a team for verification. We expect this process to be very quick and we expect that we will already have the answer to this analysis in no more than 10 days.
Administrative team will investigate
Brazil’s Health Minister Quiroga said his ministry was going to conduct an administrative investigation to verify all aspects of the issue being raised. “We will communicate as soon as we have more concrete data. The contract for the acquisition of Covaxin Vaccine was signed by both parties in February for import of 20 million doses of the vaccine by Bharat Biotech.
The vaccine dose did not come to Brazil
According to CNN, doses of the vaccine were never shipped to Brazil because the National Health Monitoring Agency (ANVISA) denied import requests for the vaccine. Between the Bolsonaro government and Need Medicines – the Brazilian pharmaceutical company that brokered the deal The conversation has been marred by questions. As things stand, the contract is being investigated by the country’s Senate panel investigating the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Brazilian President Bolsonaro is being accused of ignoring possible corruption in a deal to buy a coronavirus vaccine. Bolsonaro slammed the Senate committee investigating the government’s COVID-19 response, saying it was aimed at undermining his administration.
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