ECCP cites ways to help health care firms

June 08, 2020 News

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