The Ministry of Health distributed 4.5 thousand by regions bottles of “Cytosar” (cytarabine) and “Onkaspar” (pegaspargas) anti-cancer drugs for children who bought for the state budget in 2019.
The corresponding distribution order of 30 March has been published on the website of the Ministry of Health.
“4529 bottles of drugs” Cytosar “(cytarabine) and” Onkaspar “(pegaspargas) for oncological diseases in children will be sent to all regions of Ukraine in the near future. The drugs were purchased at the expense of the budget of the state in 2019. The total cost of drugs sent to the regions is more than 14 million UAH, “said the message.
The Ministry of Health recalled that drugs are purchased within the allocated budget, which is adopted annually by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (in 2018 – 5.9 billion UAH, in 2019 – 6.6 billion , in 2020, the budget for public purchases of drugs and medicines increased by 3.2 billion UAH and amounted to 9.77 billion UAH).
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In addition, since 2020, the GP “Medical Procurement of Ukraine” will begin to fulfill the function of strategic buyer of medical products, gradually sorting out purchases from specialized organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, Crown Agents) which buy medicines and medical products for Ukraine since 2015.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru