MoH okays purchase supplies worth Dh100m

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has approved drugs and medical supplies worth over Dh100 million to meet the requirements of hospitals in Dubai and the Northern Emirates for next year, a senior health official has said.

By Nada S. Mussallam

Published: Tue 10 Jul 2007, 9:19 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:06 AM

“The Requirements Committee of the Medical Districts has decided to supply nearly 405 types of medicines to the hospitals in 2008,” said Humaid Mohammed Al Shamsi, assistant under-secretary for Pharmacy Supplies at the MoH.

Speaking to Khaleej Times yesterday, Shamsi clarified that the drugs included pharmaceutical products purchased by the MoH from the tenders of the Secretariat of the Gulf Health (SGH) at a cost of Dh89million.

“The MoH has purchased other drugs at a cost of Dh10million at the Federal Tender of Medicine (FTM), which is an internal tender held by the MoH and targets foreign companies,” said Shamsi.

Regarding the other medical supplies, he said the Committee had also sanctioned purchase of disposable items like bed sheets, dresses, surgical gowns and other medical devices for intensive care units and operation theatres at a cost of Dh5.15 million at local tenders organised by the MoH.

Shamsi said the Committee had also approved purchase of X-ray devices from SGH tenders at a cost of Dh1.288 million.

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