Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Public Health considered the draft laws #2150 and #2151 on the transfer of drug procurement to international organizations and recommended the Parliament to adopt it as a basis and in entirety next week.
It should be noted that the package of bills aimed to regulate the transfer of drug procurement to international organizations will be considered in the Verkhovna Rada session hall next week. The package includes two bills: #2150, recommended by the Committee on Public Health and #2151, which regulates the public procurement and taxation.
“We will recommend voting for the package of bills on the transfer of drugs procurement to international organizations at the first reading and in entirety already the next session week – says Olga Bogomolets, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Public Health. – It is very important for Ukrainian patients that WHO, UNICEF and other international organizations are able to proceed with the procurement as soon as possible and to timely deliver drugs to hospitals.”
It should be noted that on March 12 MPs, the Ministry of Health, experts and public activists agreed on contentious issues in the bills and registered the unified, supported by all stakeholders of the process bills #2150 and #2151.
“The signatures of interested MPs who represent all political parties that form the Coalition – this is a common victory of the civil society on the way toward the health care reform – says Dmytro Sherembey, the head of the CF “Patients of Ukraine”. – We urge the MPs to support the package of bills #2150 and #2151 as soon as possible, because today the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients depend on the decision of MPs.”
Bogomolets (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), V. Siumar (People’s Front), H. Hopko (Union “Samopomich”), M. Ionova (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), O. Korchynska (Oleh Liashko Radical Party), H. Zahorii (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), O. Tretiakov (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), I. Aleksieiev (People’s Front), O. Drozdyk (People’s Front), I. Sysoienko (Union “Samopomich”), K. Yarynich (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), T. Kremin (People’s Front), O. Musii (Petro Poroshenko Bloc), affixed their signatures to the package of bills #2150 and #2151.
The main compromise agreement was the inclusion to the list of the healthcare products to be procured medical devices along with medicines, the reduction of the previous procurement term to 4 years and the extension of the list of international procurement agencies that will be able to make procurements for Ukraine from 2 to 6. Among them: WHO, UNICEF, IDA Foundation (Netherlands), Crown Agents (UK), Partnership for supply chain management (PFSCM) (USA), Global Drug Facility (GDF) (Switzerland).