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Baby milk powder crisis

Baby milk powder crisis

The Public Health Departments of the Capital but also of several counties have been left without milk powder for the newborns. The representatives of the institutions claim that this situation was reached because of the Ministry of Health, which did not complete the tender for the purchase of milk powder, although it had to be organized at the beginning of the year. The Public Health Departments were forced to provide their mothers with milk powder from the stocks left over from last year. The mayors of sectors 3, 4 and 5 of the Capital have already completed these reserves.

The Public Health Departments of the Capital but also of several counties have been left without milk powder for the newborns. The representatives of the institutions claim that this situation was reached because of the Ministry of Health, which did not complete the tender for the purchase of milk powder, although it had to be organized at the beginning of the year. The Public Health Departments were forced to provide their mothers with milk powder from the stocks left over from last year. The mayors of sectors 3, 4 and 5 of the Capital have already completed these reserves.
Camelia Ionescu, head of the Pinocchio Placement Center: this month I had no powdered milk. In the months of January, February and March we distributed what we had in stock, which we borrowed from other sectors and also from the county of Hunedoara.

Problems are also in Buzau, where the parents daily beat the road to the Social Assistance Directorate. Since the beginning of the year, over two thousand babies have received only two boxes of powdered milk.
Alecsandrina Docuz, director of the Social Assistance Directorate Buzau: In March 2007 we received 1,517 boxes of milk powder, were released based on the recipes dated March 15, two boxes for children aged 0-12 months. Representatives of the Ministry of Health say that although the tender for the purchase of milk powder has not been completed, the authorities in each county will receive money next week to buy the food.
Vlad Iliescu, Secretary of State: The auction will be completed in 60 days from the approval of the government decision, which was approved last week. Now the procedures are done.
April 17, 2007