The leader of the PDL group in the Chamber of Deputies, Mircea Toader said yesterday that PDL, UDMR and PPDD challenged at the Constitutional Court (CC) the draft law which approves OUG 71/2012 that designates the Ministry of Health (MS) as a centralised unit of public acquisitions. The opposition complains that the act infringes some provisions of the Constitution. According to Toader, the respective draft law modifies two organic laws, respectively the Law of local budgets and the Law of reform in the medical sector. “Any acquisition must have a financial support, or the Ministry of Health does not have financial support for opening such a public auction,” Toader said. The draft law which approves OUG 71 was voted last week by the Parliament. Ordinance 71/2012 designates the Ministry of Health as centralised unit of acquisitions for the medical system, which signs public acquisition contracts with framework-agreements, in the name and on behalf of public medical units with beds in the network of the ministry and of the local public administrations. The government says that the purpose of this measure is the efficient management of the allotted financial resources, the acquisition of quality products and services and smaller price variations.