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May 18, 2021

ISO Standards Not Adhered to by Medicine Supplier

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Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, has claimed irregularities in the Borneo Pacific contract.

Mr Juffa said the company failed to comply with the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) quality management system.


Borneo Pacific was contracted to supply and distribute medicines in Papua New Guinea.


The International Standards Organisation is an organization that publishes international standards. These standards ensure a high level of quality in the products available on the market in member countries. Borneo Pacific had failed to comply with criteria 9001.


Last year while the contract was tendered, the Central Supply and Tenders Board through the Health Department’s direction, extended the deadline.


Mr Juffa claimed the ISO Quality Management System Accreditation being removed was an unhealthy decision.


This week during parliament siting, Health Minister Michael Malabag, defended the government’s decision, claiming all procedures were followed, and the medicines are not counterfeit.


However medicine professor, Glen Mola, in an exclusive interview with EMTV today said the Government must explain this deal.


The distributors’ past performance was a concern to the taxpayers.


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