Medicines will be
delivered to Ukraine by three international organizations under
seven programs. This was announced by Minister of Healthcare Olexandr Kvitashvili at a briefing at the Government House on Monday,
According to him,
last week there were reached relevant verbal agreements, now the experts are to
elaborate all the details and the contract will be signed in the near future.
"We plan to sign
the deal throughout two weeks, by August 25, and in September to start the
procurement process through international organizations", said the
Olexandr Kvitashvili noted that the international organizations would
manage to deliver medications to the country, after
all, they have already concluded long-term contracts with manufacturers and have
ready pharmaceutical products in warehouses. This enables to meet the demand of
the country by the end of year, Olexandr Kvitashvili
believes. Seven programs include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, immunization, pediatric oncology and hematology,
adult oncology, viral hepatitis, hemophilia.
"Why have we
chosen the mentioned seven programs? As in the past they were the most
problematic,” stressed the Minister. “We will try to make all of these programs
fulfilled with support of international organizations to settle an issue with a
deficit in the country once and for all."
Olexandr Kvitashvili accentuated that after the contract signed, it
is significant that the following year the procurement process will commence in
February-March, once the budget is approved.