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Medicine Procurement: Medicines procured under five public procurement programs are delivered to the regions

18 September 2018

Medicines procured for the state budget funds under five government programs are currently delivered to the regions and will be available in health facilities in the nearest future.

Children with Resistant Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

  • Tocilizumabe, 80 mg/4 ml – 421 packs;
  • Tocilizumabe, 200 mg/10 ml – 147 packs

Children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

  • Pancreatin, 300 mg – 838 300 capsules;
  • Pancreatin, 150 mg – 23 356 packs

Oncohematologic Patients

  • Rituximab, 100 mg/10 ml – 1 012 packs;
  • Rituximab, 500 mg/50 ml – 993 packs;
  • Filgrastim – 1 478 packs

Patients with Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Sodium Enoxaparin, 10000 anti-Xa IU/1 ml – 10 000 vials

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Levetiracetam – 446 packs

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine procures medicines and healthcare products for the funds allocated from the state budget – 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 health 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 health 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:

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