Dauphin, Canada

MLA Brad Michaleski has received a petition from Roblin, concerning the loss of a contract to their local pharmacy.

Roblin was one of several rural community pharmacies who lost the opportunity to provide service to their local personal care homes, through a tender process.

Michaleski notes how he feels about this:

“I know our government is working hard to fix finances in the province, and utilizing tender process for procurement of government services is a sound and well-known business practice, to ensure the value for money is gained.  So I am not surprised that our health authorities would use that tool to deal with some procurement of drug costs and, again, an effective tool to ensure the value for money is considered.”

Michaleksi has responded to the petition to Mitchell’s Drug Store, and clarifies this is not to centralize services.