We'll drag Health Minister to Parliament over 'expensive' Sputnik V vaccines
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We'll drag Health Minister to Parliament over 'expensive' Sputnik V vaccines


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The Member of Parliament for Juaboso in the Western North Region, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, says the Minister for Health, Kweku Agyemang Manu, will be dragged before Parliament's Health Committee following the government's procurement of Sputnik V vaccines at a high cost.

A Norwegian news tabloid, Verdens Gang reported that Ghana has made a request to purchase 3.4 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine through two businessmen who are selling it to Ghana at $19 per dose instead of the $10 per dose on the international market.

The government has explained that it could not secure the vaccines directly from the manufacturer, hence the need to go through some middlemen, and that explains why the cost is higher than the standard price of the Russian vaccine.


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