During 4-5 of March, during a working meeting in the building of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which was attended by MOH representatives, public activists and MPs Olha Bohomolets (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), Hanna Hopko (“Samopomich”), Oksana Korchynska (Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko), Iryna Sysoyeno ((“Samopomich”), Mariya Ionova (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), Hliv Zahoriy (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), Oleksandr Tretyakov (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), Kostyantyn Yarynich (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) it was agreed to submit a joint package of the draft laws on the transfer of the public drug procurement to the international organizations.
The authors of all 3 packages of the draft laws, who have reached an agreement on the controversial provisions, agreed to withdraw their draft laws and submit a joint package of the draft laws. In particular, it was agreed to add the following items to the draft laws:
The only unresolved controversial question appeals to the term of procurement by international organizations. Ministry of Health, public activists, and authors of the Draft Laws №2150 and №2151 emphasis the need of procurement transferring for at least 5 years, until the Ministry of Health will be reformed and all the corruption schemes will be destroyed. While the authors of the alternative draft laws propose to limit the time of drug procurement by international organizations to 3.5 years.
The important thing is that all the parties of negotiations agreed on expanding the number of international organizations through which drug procurement will be implemented. In addition to specialized funds, organizations and UN mechanisms (which include, among others, WHO and UNICEF), the list was replenished with 5 more organizations, such as: IDA Foundation (Netherlands), Crown Agents (UK), Partnership for supply chain management (PFSCM) (America), Global Drug Facility (GDF) (Switzerland), Vaccine Alliance GAVI (Switzerland).
On Tuesday, the joint packages of draft laws, signed by all of the above mentioned deputies will be submitted to Parliament. The authors hope that it will pass to the Committee on Health quickly and be put to the vote at the first reading of Verkhovna Rada due to the urgent need to procure mediations for terminal patients.