Sputnik V vaccine was registered for being sold by private institutions, statement

The adviser to the President on health Ala Nemerenco, ex-minister of health, said Sputnik V vaccine was reregistered by the Medicines Agency because a consignment of several hundred thousand doses of this vaccine is waiting for an import authorization for being brought to Moldova and sold through the agency of private institutions, IPN reports.

Ala Nemerenco said particular TV channels and their troll platforms have attacked the vaccine donated by Romania, saying it is unsuitable and the doctors refuse to be immunized. “Even some of the MPs made statements that were similar to those disseminated by their media sources, which do not unite the population around authorities’ vaccination efforts, but divide it and misinform it. My question is – why didn’t the MPs who orchestrate this disinformation make any effort to bring a donation of vaccines similar at least to that made by Romania? Even if more vaccines could be brought. They only have meetings and give instructions,” the adviser posted on Facebook.

According to her, even if in 2020 they had their own Government that they controlled, they didn’t do anything to provide the country with vaccines. “We should thank COVAX for its 20%. But the countries started to sign contrast for the supply of vaccines in September – November 2020,” stated Ala Nemerenco.

Contacted by IPN for a comment, Ninel Revenco, coordinator of the national immunization program and of the communication group on vaccination against COVID-19, said the national consultative committee of immunization experts decided that only vaccines approved and authorized by the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization will be used in Moldova. As the Medicines Agency of Moldova decided to authorize Sputnik V, it probably had arguments in favor of this, but she does not know them.

As to the possibility of selling the vaccine through private medical institutions, Ninel Revenco said it is too early to discuss the issue. She considers the vaccines should be administered free of charge.

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