• Request all documentation related to the preparation and signing of purchase contracts for health protection material

The Popular Parliamentary Group has demanded that the Sánchez government clarify the doubts generated in the process of purchasing sanitary protection material during the pandemic through various parliamentary initiatives.

First, based on Article 7 of the Regulations of the Congress of Deputies, the Popular Group claims from the Executive all the documentation that affects the General Directorate of the Common Portfolio of Services of the National Health and Pharmacy System, and the INGESA (Institute National Health Management).

Specifically, it requests the execution and reception of contracts, reports of said receptions, the tests carried out to check the condition of the material, invoices for advance payments, invoices with suppliers with the corresponding breakdown, claims made, and refunds produced. , and VAT declarations.

Also request the deputy spokesmen of the GPP Mario Garcés and José Ignacio Echániz, and the deputy Eloy Suárez, the data of the distribution made to the CC. AA. and the rest of Administrations, and any other documentation that may exist on the preparation of contracts.

As these parliamentarians denounce, the only documentation available on the Public Sector Contracting platform on the contracts that are requested is the justifying memory of the contract in some cases and in others it is the formalized contract and the announcement of the BOE.

In this sense, the GPP stresses that there is no other documentation on the preparation and award. There is also absolutely nothing known about
regularity of the execution of contracts and, therefore, on whether such execution has been carried out properly.

In addition, taking into account that the Government has acquired 640,000 defective tests, 1,000 respirators not usable in ICUs, has left 700 million masks undistributed and has used intermediaries and suppliers without experience in the health sector and with falsified fiscal addresses, the GPP has submitted the following written questions to the Minister of Health:

– Does the Government consider that the “inappropriate use of public money” has ended after the censorship motion of May 2018, as stated by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, taking into account that during the crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19 has acquired 640,000 defective rapid diagnostic tests, has purchased 1,000 unusable respirators in intensive care units, has had to remove poor FFP2 masks that were intended for the protection of health professionals, has left more than 700 million masks without distribute … and have you used intermediaries and suppliers without experience in the health sector, with forged fiscal addresses …?

– Does the Government plan to implement any effective initiative at any time to improve diligence, effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and
coherence of your management against the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, what measures do you plan to promote? Will the government implement these measures before the pandemic has been controlled in our country?

These written questions have been asked by the PP deputy secretaries Cuca Gamarra, Jaime de Olano and Elvira Rodríguez, the deputy to the GPP general secretary, Isabel Borrego, the deputy spokespersons of the GPP José Ignacio Echániz and Mario Garcés, the second vice president of Congress , Ana Pastor, the president of the Health Commission, Rosa Romero, the GPP's health spokesperson, Elvira Velasco, and popular deputies Juan Antonio Callejas and Agustín Almodóbar.

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