No one died among cancer patients due to lack of drugs – RK Health Ministr

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No one died among cancer patients due to lack of drugs – RK Health Ministr

No one died among cancer patients due to lack of drugs – RK Health Ministry

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First Vice Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Shoranov informed how many cancer patients registered in the dispensary stayed without state-guaranteed medicines, how many of them died for this reason, and who of the officials was responsible for such facts, Kazpravda.kz reports.

"Today, there are problems in the untimely provision of drugs associated with improper planning, with problems in the procurement of certain types of drugs and medical devices, due to the lack of proposals from potential suppliers, low prices, discontinuation of production, lack of registration and low volume," the vice minister said.

Shoranov noted that at the same time, in medical organizations, in case of patients' requests for drugs that are not available in medical institutions, therapy is adjusted for each case with the replacement of drugs with other drugs of the same action group.

"For the period of quarantine for COVID-19, oncological dispensaries did not suspend their work, they functioned in full. To eliminate the risks of infection of cancer patients who are being treated in round-the-clock and day hospitals, sampling points for PCR research on COVID-19 were organized in the quarantine zones of medical organizations," Marat Shoranov said.

According to him, the test results are prepared within 1 day, after which the patients with a negative result are hospitalized.

"If positive results of PCR tests are detected, patients are sent to infectious diseases, provisional centers. In addition, medical institutions have organized isolation wards to accommodate patients with suspected CVI, where they stay until the test results are received. The facts of progression of cancer and mortality among patients, registered at oncological dispensaries due to the lack of medicines, were not recorded," the Vice Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan concluded.
 

AUTHOR:

Ekaterina Eliseyeva

17:40, 29 October 2020

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