Public Procurement: Medicines procured under five government programs are delivered to the regions
Medicines procured for budget funds under five government programs are currently delivered to the regions. These medicines will be available in healthcare facilities in the nearest future.
- Capecitabine – 3 470 6-blister packs, 7 463 12-blister packs;
- Fluorouracil – 43 707 vials;
- Gemcitabine – 9 259 vials;
- Toremifene: 2229 packs.
- Etoposide – 4 444 vials
- Acid concentrate – 2 000 units
Pre-and postoperative transplant period
- Valcit – 337 packs;
- Thymoglobuline – 152 packs.
Hemophilia type A or B, or von Willebrand disease
- Wilate 500 – 22 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