NZ Ministry of Health investigation and ongoing monitoring of Covid19 treatment and mitigation measues

Robin Benson made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Robin Benson

To: Ministry of Health

Official Information Act 1982 ("Act")
SARS-CoV-2 ("Covid19")
Ministry of Health ("MoH")

This is an official request for information pursuant to the Act.

1. Please provide any and all details of MoH and/or NZ government investigation, including dates and frequency of assessment, into treatment and/or mitigation of Covid19. Such treatments/mitigations may include the following examples:
(a) Hydroxychloroquine (also known as HCQ)
(b) Hydroxychloroquine in conjunction with zinc
(b) Ivermectin
(c) Vitamin D
(d) REGN-COV2
(e) LY-CoV555 (antibody)
(f) LY-CoV016 (antibody)
(g) Remdesivir

2. If there are no details pursuant to the above, why is this the case? Please provide a comprehensive response including logical and evidence supporting any such decisions to not undertake assessments as applicable.

3. If the MoH is not the correct governmental agency to provide responses to the above, please outline which agency/agencies would be responsible.

I hereby confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this request.

Should you require any evidence concerning meeting requirements pursuant to section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:

(a) the forms of evidence you deem acceptable and an email address to which such information can be sent, and

(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

Yours faithfully

Robin Benson (Mr)

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Thank you for your request for official information received on 19
December 2020 for:

 

Request 1: Details of any payments, whether in part or in full, made to
vaccine producers and/or suppliers in respect of Covid19 vaccines

1. Please provide any and all cost data, whether in part or aggregate,
relating to the securing, support, funding, purchase of Covid19 vaccine,
or any other type of payment made to or financial agreement agreed with
vaccine producers and/or developers and/or suppliers in the context of
Covid19.
2. Please confirm Ministry of Health policy is in relation to the public
provision of this and related cost data following the conclusion of those
commercial agreements.
I hereby confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this
request.
Should you require any evidence concerning meeting requirements pursuant
to section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:
(a) the forms of evidence you deem acceptable and an email address to
which such information can be sent, and
(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

Request 2: NZ Ministry of Health investigation and ongoing monitoring of
Covid19 treatment and mitigation measues

1. Please provide any and all details of MoH and/or NZ government
investigation, including dates and frequency of assessment, into treatment
and/or mitigation of Covid19. Such treatments/mitigations may include the
following examples:
(a) Hydroxychloroquine (also known as HCQ)
(b) Hydroxychloroquine in conjunction with zinc
(b) Ivermectin
(c) Vitamin D
(d) REGN-COV2
(e) LY-CoV555 (antibody)
(f) LY-CoV016 (antibody)
(g) Remdesivir
2. If there are no details pursuant to the above, why is this the case?
Please provide a comprehensive response including logical and evidence
supporting any such decisions to not undertake assessments as applicable.
3. If the MoH is not the correct governmental agency to provide responses
to the above, please outline which agency/agencies would be responsible.
I hereby confirm that I meet the requirements of the Act in making this
request.
Should you require any evidence concerning meeting requirements pursuant
to section 12 of the Act please respond without delay outlining:
(a) the forms of evidence you deem acceptable and an email address to
which such information can be sent, and
(b) the genuine and reasonable grounds for requiring such evidence.

 

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202009429.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 9 February 2021, being
20 working days after the day your request was received.

 

Please note, the three weeks between Christmas Day and 15 January 2021 do
not count as working days. For more information, please refer to the
following website: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

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Ministry of Health

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