MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –
Source: Switzerland – Federal Council in German
General Secretariat FDHA
Bern, 06/02/2022 – The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) has launched an administrative investigation into the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines. This afternoon, Federal Councilor Alain Berset informed the Finance Committee of the National Council about possible failures in the procurement of vaccines and promised to quickly create transparency about the commitments made.
The Federal Council has pursued a safety-oriented strategy when purchasing vaccines and has ordered vaccines from two manufacturers. Its goal is to minimize the risks and ensure that Switzerland has sufficient and high-quality vaccines, even in the event of any production bottlenecks or quality defects, and that the Swiss population has access to the latest available vaccines.
Possible omissions were discovered during parliamentary deliberations on credits for the procurement of vaccines. Federal Councilor Berset today informed the Finance Commission that he had launched an administrative investigation to clarify whether all parliamentary vaccine purchases were covered by loans and whether parliamentary reservations were included in the contracts.
Kurt Grüter, former director of the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO), was commissioned to conduct the administrative investigation. Both the omissions mentioned and the processes to prevent them in the future are examined. At the same time, the EDI wants to quickly create transparency for Parliament about the commitments that have been made.
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