The Ministry of Health (MoH) has repudiate reports saying that the government has contracted another company to shop for a 5 million Sputnik V vaccines at $26 per dose.
The responds comes on the back of a report by Joy News purporting that government is set to pay $26 per dose to procure 5 million Sputnik V vaccines to continue it expanded vaccination programme against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
However, in a statement released by the Ministry of Health and signed by the Chief Director, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari debunking the report, the Ministry explained the the only agreement it has entered into for the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines is the agreement with SL Global.
According to the statement, ”the agreement between Ministry of Health and SL Global was priced at $18.5 after final negotiations on April 14, 2021.
”This was to become effective on condition that Ghana order per delivery schedule and Letters of credit issued to underwrite the transactions the transactions. No orders have been made, and no such letters of credit have also been issued to date,” the statement read.
This the Ministry says, considering the global supply shortages in vaccines and the inability of diplomatic channels to yield results, it views procuring the vaccines from SL Global as a viable option in order to help vaccinate the targeted 20 million Ghanaian population giving the assurance that government will continue to work diligently to ensure that adequate vaccines are procured despite these curtailments.