Pharmally never delivered damaged, tampered supplies, Mago now says
MANILA, Philippines — Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive Krizle Grace Mago said Monday that her company “never delivered” damaged COVID-19 supplies and that there were no instructions to tamper with their expiration dates—completely backtracking from her earlier revelation before the Senate.
Mago made the remark during the hearing of the House committee on good government and public accountability.
“Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation, or PPC, has never delivered damaged items to the government, nor does it intend to. PPC conducts routine quality inspection of its inventory prior to making deliveries,” Mago said.
“Contrary to the allegations made, these damaged items are immediately segregated subject to proper disposal, and therefore excluded from delivery,” she added.
According to Mago, the damaged face shields were removed and the usable supplies were repacked in groups of ten.
“I raised this concern to our management in a meeting sometime in August 2021, and it was then decided to repack the stocks uniformly in groups of ten face shields per packaging. This is for easier and more efficient inventory management and accounting,” Mago said.
“This was the same instructions I relayed to the warehouse staff,” she added.
Later in the House hearing, Mago was also asked about the change in the expiration dates on the face shields that Pharmally delivered.
“There was never an instruction to change the date of manufacture, the production date but there was an instruction to proceed with the repacking po,” Mago said.
This was contrary to the remarks made by Mago during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing.
In the Senate hearing, Mago admitted the company might have “swindled” the government when it changed the expiration dates on the face shields it delivered.
Asked if she is ready to face perjury charges over her inconsistent remarks, Mago responded on the affirmative.
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