There should be a “day of reckoning” says Senator Panfilo Lacson, on what he calls a “pattern of overpricing” in the procurement of medical equipment at the Department of Health (DOH) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
This came after Lacson pointed out in a Senate hearing the pricing difference between medical equipment bought by the DOH those purchased by private groups.
“There’s a pattern of overpricing. Not this time, we are in the middle of a crisis. We should not be distracting DOH and other government instrumentalities by conducting an investigation,” Lacson said in an interview with ANC.
“But I think there should be a day of reckoning on all this,” the senator added.
Lacson noted that seizing an opportunity “for self-aggrandizement out of a crisis as big as the COVID-19 pandemic I think that’s the height of callousness and greed.”
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