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Confusion masks: health Ministry denied any problems with delivery
The Federal Ministry of health has rejected reports about delays in the delivery of protective equipment in the Corona-crisis. If Doctors complained about equipment deficiencies, not the lack of supplies of the Ministry, said a spokesman at the request of the German press Agency on Friday. Fund, medical associations and countries were supplied by the Ministry so far, with about 400 million masks. "Some have asked already about to stop, the mask supplies." For delivery to clinics and hospitals in countries and Fund medical associations are responsible.
Since the beginning of March, the Federal government has procured according to the Ministry, more than 500 million protective masks and 100 million disposable gloves. Almost 130 million protective masks were "in the Qualitätskontrolle". It was shown that about 20 per cent, so a fifth of the goods delivered, defective had been, which is why it is a "careful, three-step Qualitätssicherungsprozess" give. "This process is very time-consuming, but absolutely necessary."
Logistical problems in the payment to the suppliers of the equipment, it was more – "largely as a result of the necessary quantity, but especially the quality check of the Waren" delivered;. Often certificates TÜV missing also supply logs or invoices with errors were. The Federal government will pay but after a lot of checking up to half of the agreed price. "If the result of the quality control, will be paid the remaining amount." The exact number of suppliers from whom it came to disbursement delays, could not currently be called.
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