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. These medicines will be available in healthcare facilities in the nearest future.
Pre- and Post-Transplantation Patients
- Mycophenolate Mofetil – 1 442 packs;
- Everolimus – 72 blisters;
- Basiliximab – 18 packs;
- ATG rabbit (antithymocyte globulin rabbit) – 386 packs.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) in Newborns and Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)
- Kit for neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism – 48 screening kits;
- Kit for screening for phenylketonuria – 140 screening kits.
Anti-Tuberculosis Medicines (for the 2015 budget funds)
- Rifabutin 150 mg – 325 packs
Immunobiological Preparations (Vaccines)
- Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) – 40 000 vials
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