Transparency 53: Morón Mayorga Department of Records MIDA
According to sources consulted by Transparencia, on May 26, the official of DINASA had to appear in Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Panama as a result of a process against decisions made by the MIDA.
The situation of the attempt by the official Moron, MINSA to keep certain powers under the Act 23 of 1997, correspond to the MIDA thus creating a situation of legal uncertainty that has been reported. The official justified these decisions with:
(1) In his opinion the MIDA has not developed legislation on some articles of the law
(2) In his opinion the Ministry of Health in 1997 legislated by Decree 93 of good manufacturing practices for pharmaceutical drugs. Sources consulted by Transparency indicate that this legislation does not specifically indicate the inclusion of the neither term veterinarians nor do decrees No. 160 1998 or 1999 No. 9.
(3) In his opinion in this way, without mentioning the term veterinarians, you can be attributed to MINSA competition, according to experts consulted, it corresponds to MIDA since 1997 and now in 2015 the official invoked lack of specific legislation for MINSA.
(4) Anyone can understand that a body or an official cannot be attributed to an organism skills which have already been transferred to another body, unless run the risk that someone can interpret that is making prevarication, without a law of equal or higher rank revoke the devolution and revert them to their previous depositary.
(5) For the sake of the declaration of the official Moron not just in this position. According to sources consulted by Transparency during his arraignment express its view that the decisions being appealed were issued when the company applied for export licenses. Anyone can understand that a company has been authorized to manufacture and sell certain products for consumption in the Republic of Panama it is because it complies with the legislation of Law 23 of 1997 and that no one has put impediments to such activity. However this statement means that when the company decides to export the permission granted for the Panamanian market does not work. Therefore it can be deduced that the Morón official believes that what serves for Panama is good for export. How do you call such an attitude of an official? Or how it is called the attitude of an official who doubt the validity of decisions that have been taken
According to current Panamanian law simply by the fact that what company decided to export?
(6) Finally Moron, according to sources consulted by Transparency, asserted that in 2014 was published a Decree 99 of MIDA adopted Central American technical regulations for veterinary drugs, but that would need 5 years to adapt facilities and processes until December 2019 and meanwhile MIDA is in coordination with Ministry of Health to issue quality precertification.
Anyone can understand that the official Maron contradicts himself that the MIDA had not legislated and assigns provisionally MINSA competition that is not contained in any regulations of MIDA.
In transparency we ask:
(1) Why an official Moron acts differently with MINSA?
(2) Does this have any relation with that the official Moron worked in the Ministry of Health before being transferred to MIDA as a result of the application of Law 23 of 1997?
(3) Is it reated to the development of bureaucratic activity with the fact that, in deciding to export, the company will have higher incomes while need more collaboration of the administration in the issuance of official documentation impediments?
(4) Have you thought Panamanian authorities that the legal uncertainty caused by an official or agency, seriously affects economic development and the country's image at home and abroad.
(5) The Panamanian authorities has thoughts about the serious situation that is going through the DINASA MIDA, due to the expulsion of many officials to discover a web of administrative violations, concentrating powers in an official who interprets legislation so biased violating the legal guarantees offered by law 23 of 1977 and intended to impose decrees of the Ministry of Health, which according to experts consulted, are only applicable to the human pharmaceutical industry and finally considers presumably a product that can be sold in Panama is not suitable for export.