Tuesday, January 30, 2018

National Health Ministry’s Tender: LIF offered the best prices in two medicines

International Public Tender No 80-0027-LPU17 of National Health Ministry (NHM).

     Enalapril 10 mg (7.256.970 tablets) and Cephalexin 500 mg (4.430.608 tablets) were the medicines with which LIF offered the best prices.
     Meanwhile, LIF’s Metformin (tablets) was the second best price on the offer.
     LIF competed in this international public tender with more than 20 participating laboratories.
     Since 2008, LIF has been a responsible, efficient and serious supplier of the NHM.
     Quality and prices near prime cost are its more important strength, together with the medicines as a common good.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New LIF’s President

Santa Fe’s new Health Minister, Andrea Uboldi, is also the new LIF’s President.
     Since December 11, Andrea Uboldi is the new Santa Fe’s Health Minister. Since this day, she is automatically the new LIF’s President because the LIF’s Creation Law (No 11.657) expresses that attribute.
     Andrea Uboldi, is a pediatrician who specializes in infectious diseases.
     Since December 2007, she was the Provincial Director of Health Prevention and Promotion.
     In December 2016, she was named Sub Secretary of First and Second Level for Healthcare. She remained in this position until December 10, 2017.
     “We have important challenges in the short term such as the inauguration of the Santa Fe’s Centre of Medical Specialities, where we want to give a medical answer of quality for outpatients. It will be a solution for all specialities,” expressed Uboldi.
     “The inauguration of the new hospital in Reconquista and the new Iturraspe hospital in Santa Fe city will be our goal in the medium term as well as to continue making basic health care equipments along the province,” added Uboldi.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

LIF Received the 2017 Honorary Brigadier Award

LIF was honored with a honorary award. The ceremony was organized by Asociación de Dirigentes de Empresas (ADE*)

     Miguel González (Santa Fe province’s Health Minister and LIF’s Chairman);
     Carlos Arques, Diego Bruno, Jorge Stettler, and Guillermo Cleti (LIF’s Board of Directors); Guillermo Álvarez (LIF’s Trustee); and Roberto Ganin (LIF’s General Manager) participated in the ceremony of the Brigadier Awards.
     This activity was organized by ADE.
     In the last 42 years, ADE has wanted to recognise successful companies from Santa Fe province.
     In this opportunity, LIF received the Honorary Award for its important trajectory during the last 70 years.
     It was the first time in which ADE gave an award to a public institution.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

LIF Participated in the 8th Provincial Lecture of Nursing

The lecture was organized by UPCN*. LIF has an informative stand and donated meters of blood pressure and pulse oximeters.
     Nurses from Santa Fe province participated in the 8th Provincial Lecture of Nursing. In this occasion the slogan was: “Towards a new health model for those who work in care. Building tools for prevention and care”
     It took place at UPCN country club.
     Carlos Arques, Diego Bruno (LIF’s Directors) and Guillermo Álvarez (LIF’s Trustee) were present at the beginning of the lecture.
     LIF had a stand where staff gave information about public production of medicines.
     The schedule had different speakers and workshops where attendees could exchange information, knowledge and work experience.
     LIF donated 7 meters of blood pressure and 7 pulse oximeters between the attendees.
     Jorge Molina (UPCN’s General Secretary), Miguel González (Sante Fe province’s Health Ministry), César Colliard (UPCN’s Health Representative), and Élida Dal Lago (Santa Fe province’s Nursing Chief) participated in the closing ceremony.

*UPCN (Unión Personal Civil de la Nación): it is the labor union for provincial employees.

Santa Fe Province’s Government Delivered 25 Ambulances at LIF Headquarters


LIF headquarters was the host of this formal ceremony. 25 new ambulances will be incorporated to the SIES*. 

      The main objective of this activity was to strengthen the Net of Emergency and Transport, one important link at the provincial health system.
     The new ambulances was delivered to different cities and towns of Santa Fe province such as: Reconquista/Avellaneda (1), Villa Ocampo (1), Florencia (1), Rafaela (1), Tostado (1), Arrufó (1), Ambrosetti (1), Santa Fe (2), La Pelada (1), San Jerónimo del Sauce (1), Santo Domingo (1), Gobernador Crespo (1), Villa Amelia (1), Rosario (1), Villa Constitución (1), Cañada de Gómez (1), San Lorenzo (1), San Jorge (2), Maciel (1), Venado Tuerto (1), Rufino (1), Murphy (1), and Sancti Spiritu (1).
     Carlos Fascendini (Santa Fe province’s Vice Governor) and Miguel González (Santa Fe province’s Health Ministry) led the ceremony which took place at LIF’s headquarters.
     “These ambulances have all the equipment such as a mobile intensive care room and they are ready to be incorporated to the SIES*,” said Miguel González.
     Rodrigo Borla (Senator by San Justo department); Francisco Sánchez Guerra (Sub Secretary of Emergencies and Transportation); LIF’s Board of Directors; and authorities and staff of DIPAES(1) also participated at the ceremony.

*SIES: Sistema Integrado de Emergencias Sanitarias - Integrated System of Health Emergencies.
(1) DIPAES: Dirección Provincial de Accidentología y Emergencia Sanitaria - Provincial Direction of Accidentology and Health Emergency.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Students of Industrial Engineering from UNL and UTN visited LIF

They received information about production of medicines and explored the facilities.

      The visitors were students from UNL and UTN* who participated in the “XXV Simultaneous Lecture for students of Industrial Engineering and related careers”. It was organized by Argentina Association of Students of Industrial Engineering and related careers.
     This activity was coordinated between LIF and the Association. It was included in the schedule of the Lecture.
     First, the students watched an institutional video about LIF.
     Then, they explored the different areas (Planification, Production, Quality Control and Storage) where they received information about all the activities that an industrial engineer can do in a laboratory of medicines such as: production, planification, logistics, delivery of medicines, audit, control and improvement of process.
     Finally, everybody joined for a lunch at the multiple use room.

*UNL and UTN: Universidad Nacional del Litoral y Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - National University of Litoral and National Technology University.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Internal control at State Companies and Societies

LIF’s Directors and Trustee participated in a lecture organized by SIGEP*. Exchanging experiences, methodologies and the way of working were the main objectives. Public servants from different companies were present.

     LIF’s Directors Carlos Arques, Diego Bruno, Guillermo Cleti and Guillermo Álvarez (LIF’s Trustee) participated at the lecture “Internal Control at State Companies and Societies”. This activity was organized by General Syndicate of Santa Fe province. It took place on July, 1st at Professional Council of Economic Sciences - Santa Fe city.
     Emiliano Arzuaga (Santa Fe's General Trustee) and Mariano Cuvertino (Government Secretary of Santa Fe province) welcomed the attendees.
     Exchanging experiences, methodologies and the way of working between the different state companies were the main objectives.
     LIF SE; Radio y TV Santafesina; Empresa Provincial de Energía (EPE); Túnel Subfluvial; Aguas Santafesinas SA (ASSA) and Banco de Santa Fe - SAPEM were present.
     Alejandro Fabián Díaz (Audit Manager of Companies and Societies - National General Syndicate) delivered a lecture and then he also participated in a technical meeting with staff members of audit control of the different state institutions.

*SIGEP: “Sindicatura General de la Provincia”. General Syndicate (GS) is the internal control body of the provincial Government.