Information on availability of medicaments and need for additional purchases should be publicly available and accessible to each patient. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government sitting. On September 1, upon instructions from the Head of Government, all hospitals had to post information on medicines on their web-sites. However, according to the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, only three regions are honestly fulfilling the decree. That is why the situation requires the maximum attention.
"We began to retrofit the primary healthcare. And the fact that 16 million citizens signed contracts with doctors proves that the situation in primary healthcare sector will improve. We have introduced the Available Medicine program. More than 25 million people have received prescriptions to obtain free medicines to cure chronic diseases. We have to follow this path and improve it. The next step is treatment and hospitals. I have recently chaired a large meeting at which we discussed the problem of the availability of medicines and drew attention to the fact that medicines are being purchased, but patient comes to the hospital and he still gets a prescription. At the same time, it's impossible to check availability of medicines in hospitals. Hence, information should be in public domain", Volodymyr Groysman emphasized.
The Head of Government stressed that after disclosure of the information, the State Audit Service of Ukraine will check its relevance, and then decisions on additional purchases will be made.
"If the work is done qualitatively and professionally, there will be a result. We give intructions to inspect each region for the availability of medicines. And then we have to speed up the creation of a new nationwide system that will update data and allow to distribute medicaments. Lack of control leads to abusive acts. People ask for available medicines, and in reality they are kept at a warehouse. So, I give instruction to begin the work in this sector", the Prime Minister underscored.