All procedures necessary for the purchase of drugs will be completed this week – Stepanov
This week, all the necessary procedures for the purchase of medicines will be completed and the state-owned company “Medical Procurement of Ukraine” will start to launch tenders.
This was announced by Health Minister Maxim Stepanov during a briefing on Monday May 25, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“When it comes to buying drugs, you need to understand how it happens. That is, you first had to determine the list of drugs we need to buy, including collecting requests for all regions by quantity, on the need to buy them or Unfortunately, at the time of my arrival at the Ministry of Health on March 30th, these requests had not even been collected for any reason, “said Stepanov.
He added that after the collection of requests, an appropriate government decision had been made, – the list of drugs had been approved.
“In addition, there are still certain bureaucratic procedures which are necessary and which are established by law and which must be completed. All these procedures are now at the stage of complete completion, this week they will all be completed, and the company of medical procurement itself will start all tendering procedures. Regarding the availability of medicines for our patients in 2020, I want to emphasize once again that they will all be supplied, “said Stepanov.
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He recalled that Ukraine was receiving supplies of drugs for the 2018 and 2019 funds, which were provided for in the respective budgets. “With regard to the central purchase of drugs for budgetary funds, we have allocated significant sums – around 8 billion UAH have been issued this year,” said Stepanov.
According to him, these funds are distributed through the public enterprise “Medical Procurement of Ukraine”, created in 2018. “And we think that it is really a very good mechanism, and without exception, all centralized purchases should pass by this structure, “said the Minister.
In addition, Stepanov drew attention to the fact that this year certain medicines will be purchased through international organizations. “That is to say, there is a certain amount that will pass through international supply organizations,” he added.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru