Medicine Procurement: Medicines procured under four government programs are delivered to the regions
Medicines procured for budget funds under four government programs are currently delivered to the regions and will be available in healthcare facilities in the nearest future.
Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
- Iodinated contrast agents, 370 mg of iodine / ml, 100 ml – 9 607 vials;
- Iodinated contrast agents, 350-370 mg of iodine / ml, 50 ml (370 mg of iodine) – 2 045 vials;
- Iodinated contrast agents, 350-370 mg of iodine / ml, 50 ml (350 mg of iodine) – 13 093 vials;
- Iloprost (20 mcg / ml, 1 ml) – 225 ampoules;
- Tenecteplase (50 mg) – 153 vials;
- Streptokinase (1.5 million IU) – 2374 vials;
- Clopidogrel – 11 840 tablets.
- Asparaginase – 89 packs
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Nilotinib – 2 667 packs
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
- Lamivudine – 4 116 packs
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine procures medicines and healthcare products for the allocated budget funds – the amount annually approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (UAH 3.4 billion in 2016, UAH 5.9 billion in 2017, and UAH 5.9 billion in 2018). On average, about 45% of the total demand for medicine procurement is covered by the national sources – funds allocated from the state budget.
Medicine procurement through specialized international organizations allows negotiating on prices, and therefore, increasing the purchase volume.
In case when specific medicines are available in stock at hospital, but a patient does not receive it free of charge for any reason, this patient should submit a written notice to the chief physician of this particular healthcare facility or to the local administration / health department, indicating diagnosis with the relevant testing or screening results, and the prescribed medicines.
Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 509 stipulates that all healthcare facilities and institutions are obliged to publish information on availability in stock of medicines and healthcare products.
Detailed information about medicine procurement is available in Ukrainian: http://moz.gov.ua/zakupivli-likiv