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PM commissions by June 1 to draft program to compensate purchase of pharmaceutical products for indigent citizens
18.03.2015 | 15:44
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

The Government of Ukraine is determined to redistribute certain amount of funds to help low-income population to solve the problem of purchase of medicines and medical goods. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed at a session of the Government on Wednesday, March 18.

"Given the currency exchange difference and the fact that the situation is quite difficult within the country, we should help the indigent to buy pharmaceutical products," he stressed.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed Minister of Health of Ukraine Olexandr Kvitashvili with a proposal in synergy with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to draft a compensation program for the low-income population.

The Prime Minister also stressed there is expected "from Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies to make the grand gesture of helping the poor to buy at low prices those medicines they need most".

He instructed the Health Minister to summon a meeting on this issue with the manufacturers of drugs and pharmaceuticals, as well as with participation of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, "Certain funds is what we are determined to redistribute in order to help the indigent people".

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, this task is to be performed as soon as possible - by June 1.


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