Failures in medicines provision should never happen again - Rustem Khamitov
UFA, 6 June 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Yesterday, in the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov held a meeting on the issues of medicines provision for preferential categories of citizens. Members of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, representatives of relevant ministries, departments and healthcare institutions took part in it.
The head of the region noted that this year he received a lot of complaints and appeals from citizens regarding medicines supply.
“Both ordinary citizens, and people with disabilities, and those who have so-called orphan diseases made such appeals. The situation is far from being successful”, said Rustem Khamitov. “According to my information, today more than 600 recipes have not been issued. That is, more than 600 people do not receive the medication that they should receive. After this meeting, we must have a clear plan for rectifying the situation and providing assistance, support to our citizens in terms of drug provision.”
The First Deputy Minister of Health RB Rafael Yapparov spoke about the existing problems on this issue. Daily briefings are held to resolve them. Roadmaps for holding competitive procedures have been formed. In case of absence of a drug in the warehouse, a patient is hospitalized in a relevant hospital. In accordance with road maps, the provision of medicines within the limits of the allocated financial resources will be carried out before the end of June.
In addition, an automated program is being implemented that tracks the provision of a patient with the necessary medications: from registration till a drug reception. This system will allow in July-August ensuring the collection of applications for 2019.
The head of the republic instructed to strengthen the interaction of the Ministry of Health with the Ministry of Economic Development in the part of conducting a procedure for the medicines procurement, to take all necessary measures to ensure that this situation does not happen again. The head of the region also noted the importance of an individual approach to people suffering from orphan diseases.
“We should not economize when we are talking about a person's life. We understand that this is expensive, but we should find solutions and work individually", stressed Rustem Khamitov.