THE European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has urged the government to explore sustainable approaches to help health care companies in the comitiy in their operations amid the corona virus disease 2019 pandemic.
In a statement, the ECCP said pharmaceutical and medical devices companies play a vital role in helping the government address the health crisis.
It recommends providing these firms with real data and forecasts on products demand to meet the country's needs for the coming months.
The business group proposed the implementation of procurement guidelines to expedite purchasing and acquiring diagnostics and medicines used for Covid-19 treatment.
It also called on the government to support research-based pharmaceutical and medical devices firms.
"We call for the implementation of mechanisms that help drive the growth of the health care industry in the Philippines, among which policies that support and incentivize innovation, as well as encourage public-private partnership," it added.
The group also asked the government to repeal Executive Order 104,which took effect on June 2.
Source: People's Journal