September 13, 2018, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko chaired an interdepartmental meeting on the implementation of the Government program Available Medicines.
According to the Vice Prime Minister , as of September 1, 2018, more than 8,000 pharmacies participate in the program Available Medicines. "The total amount of reimbursed funds to pharmacies for 8 months - more than UAH 600 million. Since the beginning of this year, patients received medicines under 15.6 million recipes, and the number of recipes for which the cost of medicines has been reimbursed from state budget funds is 12.6 million (more than 80% of the total number of prescribed recipes since the beginning of the year)", Pavlo Rozenko noted.
The participants of the meeting discussed emerging regional issues in connection with the reorganization of communal health centers to non-profit communal enterprises, as well as the issue of uninterrupted financing of the Available medicine program by the end of the year.
It should be noted, the Government program Available Medicines triggered in April 2017.