Kazakh Health Ministry ensures continuous medicines supply to pharmacies
A one-month supply of antipyretic and antibacterial drugs was sent to the regions of the country, Kazakh Health Minister Alexey Tsoy said at the extended session of the Government.
"Two flights from Russia and one from India were organized to provide retail pharmacies in Kazakhstan with medicines. To date, taking into account domestic production, 3.5 million medication packs worth a total of more than two billion tenge (US$4.8 million) were delivered to the pharmacies,'' Tsoy stated.
In total, there are 21 items in the list of the most popular and requested drugs, including antipyretic, antiviral, antibiotics and others. The medicines were equally distributed and sent to the regions of the country. Tsoy added that it is planned to organize two additional cargo flights from India and one more from Russia from July 15 to 17 to transport medicines.
"Stock of medicines will be maintained by organizing their weekly supplies. The procedures for issuing authorization documents are being facilitated up to one day to simplify access to the market,'' Tsoy said.
In addition, domestic pharmaceutical companies are currently increasing production.