The FDA and the NBI will look into the alleged selling of COVID-19 vaccines, according to Domingo
FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will look into the alleged selling of COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines.
On Sunday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that authorities were currently checking the source of the COVID-19 vaccines that were allegedly sold by some individuals in the country.
According to Domingo, they’re currently coordinating with the NBI to look into the alleged selling of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Tinetrace natin unang-una yung source niyan kasi bawat lot at batch ng mga bakuna na dumadating dito sa atin, nakarecord po iyan at saan dinistribute. Kailangan matukoy natin kung ito ay ipinasok dito ng hindi registered sa gobyerno… o kung ito ay galing sa mga supplies ng gobyerno tapos ipunuslit at ibinenta,” Domingo said in an interview on DZBB.
The NBI had recently arrested three people due to the alleged selling of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.
According to Domingo, no one was legally allowed to sell COVID-19 vaccines at this point as those vaccines could only be used under the national government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
“Nakakabahala talaga dahil nakakasira ito sa programa ng gobyerno. Kung galing ito sa supplies natin, ibig sabihin nababawasan yung supplies naka allot sa mga taong babakunahan,” Domingo said.
Domingo added that those found selling COVID-19 vaccines in the country may face criminal charges.
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