A pandemic of this magnitude like COVID-19 was unpredictable in the world and Latvia. Therefore, the consequences of long-term inaccuracies in the planning and procurement of material reserves are revealing under the state of emergency in a short period, and the organisation of the process of purchasing personal protective equipment still raises a number of unanswered questions. Undeniably, the new circumstances required the ability to respond and adapt to an emergency quickly and caused deviations from the usual order. At the same time, the audit has discovered that in the process of delivering personal protective equipment in the health sector, one has made a number of unilateral decisions, has lacked transparency while explaining supplier evaluation criteria, and this raises suspicions of a possible risk of corruption.
Delivery process of personal protective equipment (protective face masks and respirators) in the health sector
The Third Audit Department
Date of publication
- Ministry of Health