Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during A Question Time for the Government today, 9 September, that pharmaceuticals would further be procured through transparent schemes from international organizations, as such practice had provided an opportunity to unlock the purchase of medicines and to save 10 to 90% of public funds.
"By now the problem with the supply of drugs was unlocked, including vaccines. But this is not enough, as there was the delay. We unblocked the supply last year. Now we should carry out the procurement for 2016”, said Volodymyr Groysman, adding that "we must now catch up with time" and the Ministry of Health is engaged in solving this issue.
The Prime Minister announced that in fact the Ministry of Health was trying to balance the need, so we would continue to purchase medicines via transparent schemes with participation of international organizations.
"We believe that it is an absolutely correct move, although many oppose that. When it comes to purchasing drugs from international organizations, we economize from 10 to 90 percent. They used to line their pockets from this, but that will never happen again. As long as our Cabinet holds the office and the incumbent Parliament, I think, supports us, we won't abandon the idea of procurement through international organizations", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.