Health Ministry finalising report on PAC recommendations for Covid-19 administration

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is currently working towards finalising the report that addresses the five recommendations put forth by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in response to its recent report on the administration of Covid-19 in the country.

"Yes (we are preparing the report)," said the minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa briefly at a press conference.

She also said that the ministry had provided full cooperation with the PAC in providing required information on its concerns.

"In this matter with the PAC, we have actually given all our cooperation to them when they requested us for information about matters related to their concerns.

"Should the committee need anything else, we are ready to provide all the necessary information," she said.

Yesterday, PAC chairman Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin at a press conference at Parliament said the Health Ministry would be responding to the committee's recommendations next month.

"In December, InsyaAllah we will get the response (based on our recommendations) from the Health Ministry," said Mas Ermieyati yesterday.

On Nov 2, PAC had given the Health Ministry two months to respond to five recommendations given by the committee where a letter would be sent to the ministry for the purpose.

PAC in its report on Oct 30, unveiled that the government had incurred a loss of RM505 million due to 8.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines that had expired in June this year, as well as 104 defective ventilator machines that were procured by the government through Pharmaniaga Logistics Sdn Bhd (PLSB).

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