Fighting Covid-19 – Army Pharmacy Gets Good Grades

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In a media conference in Bern, the army pharmacy explained the procurement policy in the pandemic. She also admitted mistakes.

An army pharmacy employee packs a shipment of Covid-19 vaccine in a box with dry ice.

Photo: Marcel Bieri (Keystone / Archive)

© www.de24.news The  army pharmacy gives itself a sufficient grade for its role in combating the corona pandemic. All in all, she has fulfilled her task and “made a significant contribution to protecting human life,” according to a statement from the army.

In March 2020, the army pharmacy was commissioned by the Federal Council as an additional task with the procurement and stocking of medical protective goods for the health care system. © www.de24.news

 The  procurement volume has multiplied 150 times within days, according to the announcement on Thursday. And: “© www.de24.news

 The  order could be fulfilled overall.”

Now it is a matter of learning lessons and further developing the army pharmacy in the direction of an emergency organization. In the interests of transparency, relevant documents would be published on the Internet from this Thursday.

According to its own statements, the army pharmacy is the only federal organization with a wholesale license and the necessary certifications for the procurement of medical goods.

Great burden for the employees: Major Thomas Kaiser on the occasion of the media conference in Bern.  (Photo: Screenshot Livestream 20min.ch)

Great burden for the employees: Major Thomas Kaiser on the occasion of the media conference in Bern. (Photo: Screenshot Livestream 20min.ch)

For this reason, this organization, which had previously worked exclusively for the army and the federal administration, was entrusted with a new and additional task by the Federal Council on March 20, 2020 as part of the pandemic fight. “© www.de24.news

 The  mandate was to ensure the procurement, storage and distribution of medical goods for the entire Swiss health system in accordance with the specifications of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG),” it says. © www.de24.news

 The  army pharmacy in Bern also admitted errors in logistics.

(Update follows)

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Fighting Covid19 Army Pharmacy Good Grades

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