Within the wake of rising variety of suppliers who fail to produce medicines and thereby dishonour the federal government tender which provides them three months for the work, the Uttar Pradesh Medical Provide Company Restricted (UPMSCL) is now mulling a proposal to impose penalty on such drugs suppliers.
“If one provider refuses to produce medicines after getting the tender, there may be an apparent delay of at the least three months. Since this occurred about 100 instances previously one yr, we could now impose superb on such drugs suppliers,” mentioned Jagdish (who goes by his first title), MD, UPMSCL.
UPMSCL provides drugs to all authorities well being amenities throughout 75 districts of the state by the use of giving tenders to bidders. One tender, after being allotted, provides three months’ time to lastly provide the mentioned drugs. Previously one yr, at the least 100 suppliers refused provide on the final week of the deadline.
All these suppliers have been registered underneath the micro small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector and UPMSCL as a precept to advertise MSME sector didn’t imposed superb on them. However with variety of such drugs suppliers going up that finally troubles sufferers throughout the state, the precept is more likely to change.
“Any new provide will come solely with tender. Therefore, if one firm refuses to produce the drugs, a recent tender is invited. Once more a three-month interval is allotted for provide to the brand new agency that will get the recent tender,” Jagdish mentioned.
A ultimate choice on the quantum of penalty can be finalised in a gathering of UPMSCL officers quickly however this could possibly be between 10% and 20%, as is finished for non-MSME sector suppliers. The agency that fails to produce drugs faces motion in tenders in future too.
“We at the moment are planning to alter the clause and introduce penalty for defaulters. Not imposing superb was a precept to advertise MSME sector however we can not do that at the price of drugs provide,” mentioned Jagdish. At current, the UPMSCL has listed 386 medication for provide and price contract has been completed for 332 medicines.