The Ministry of Health issued Decree 697, which establishes the requirements for those who wish to donate medicines, vaccines, biomedical equipment, supplies, among others, to attend the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decree establishes that “products that do not have a sanitary registration at the time of donation, for example, or are in the experimentation phase, must request before the Invima the review of the scientific, quality and safety documentation, allowing their import ”.
In addition, Germán Escobar, chief of staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, explained that the document explains the minimum quality standards that products must have, required by Invima to enter the country.
In the case of vaccines that are in development and do not have a sanitary registry, «they must have the authorization of emergency use by Invima with import authorization, to guarantee full quality of these pharmaceutical products, so that their application is of safely in the country.
Finally, Escobar stressed that “these donations are within the framework of gratuity and their subsequent commercialization is not contemplated in any case, after receiving them.”
This was the announcement of the Ministry of Health
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