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