Medications worth KZT 31bn purchased for hospitals in 2017

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Medications worth KZT 31bn purchased for hospitals in 2017

Medications worth KZT 31bn purchased for hospitals in 2017

401 medicines and medical appliances of domestic production the total sum of KZT31 bn were procured in 2017 by SK-Pharmacy and delivered to healthcare organizations that provide state-guaranteed medical services, the press-service of the Single Distributor reports.

The medications are procured from domestic producers under long-term contracts, which were concluded by the single distributor by way of support measure to domestic production, the company explained.

According to Elmira Zhakipova, the head of the department for work with suppliers of SK-Pharmacia, 54 ten-year contracts were concluded with 32 domestic producers for the supply of 1679 names of medicines and medical appliances.

As noted, a long-term guaranteed sales market is a powerful incentive for the development of domestic production, and the state support measures create a favorable investment environment in the industry.

"International pharmaceutical companies, such as Polpharma, Abdi Ibrahim, Pharmstandard, Nobel, Hikma came to our pharmaceutical market with their investments, technologies and developments," Elmira Zhakipova said.

Next year, 16 suppliers are ready to start providing drugs, and the list of domestic pharmaceutical products purchased for a free provision of Kazakhstanis with medicines will expand to 448 items. According to preliminary calculations, the purchase of pharmaceutical products from domestic producers in 2018 will make 43.7 billion tenge.


19:12, 26 December 2017


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