Today in Astana within the framework of the 13th Kazakh international exhibition "Astana Zdorovie - 2016" and the international conference on the theme "Circulation of medicines and medical devices in Kazakhstan. Current trends" organized by the Ministry of health and social development of the RK (hereinafter – the MH RK), together with the LLP "SK-pharmacy", JSC KazMedTech, signed a Memorandum on mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign companies.
The event was attended by representatives of the world health organization, the National chamber of entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan "Atameken", Association of domestic and foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Speaking at the conference, Tamara Duysenova noted that during the years of independence Kazakhstan has formed its own pharmaceutical market.
"At present, the domestic pharmaceutical market has become one of the most effective developing in the post-Soviet space. This contributed to the high rate of economic development of the country, and special attention of the President to the health. The volume of pharmaceutical market of Kazakhstan for the last 10 years increased more than 3 times and reached currently more than 1.8 billion dollars (in 2005 – 465,3 million dollars)," she said.
The Minister also said that ongoing work to improve the policy of drug supply.
"So, more than 2 million people of Kazakhstan are provided by state funds within the guaranteed volume of free medical care at outpatient level for 49 socially important nosologies, more than 400 kinds of medicines.
Funding for outpatient drug coverage in 2015 amounted to 85 billion tenge.
Last year, for the rational use of medicines in cooperation with British experts developed and introduced the Kazakhstan national drug formulary that includes drugs with proven clinical efficacy", - said Tamara Duysenova.
2018 will be implemented standards of good pharmaceutical practices (GXP) in the pharmaceutical industry, to ensure the quality of medicines.
Currently the State register of registered and allowed for use of medicines and medical products has more than 14 thousand items.
With the country's accession to the EEU was signed and ratified agreements on common principles and rules of circulation of medicines and medical devices within the Eurasian economic Union. Will create a common market of medicinal products and medical devices, meet international standards, for which the parties ' experts have already developed about 40 normative legal acts.
During the event, the Chairman of the Board of LLP "SK–pharmacy" Nurzhan Alibayev presented the development strategy of the Single distribution system of Kazakhstan in the framework of the implementation of mandatory social health insurance.
The Chairman of the Board of JSC KazMedTech Talgat Chinikeev informed the participants that together with large manufacturers of medical devices develop new approaches for equipping of medical organizations. In particular, it is proposed that medical equipment valued from 5 to 100 million tenge health organization acquired in leasing.
At the end of the meeting the parties signed memoranda:
- Memorandum of understanding between the MHSD of the RK and the company "Novo Nordisk a/S" (Denmark), providing for the exchange of experience and knowledge in the field of health.
- Memorandum on cooperation between the LLP "SK–pharmacy" and the Agency for the provision of medicines Turkey, providing for cooperation in the field of policy of pharmaceutical provision in the system for tracking the pharmaceutical product, inter-country exchange of information about the features of the national system of drug supply.
- Memorandum of understanding and cooperation between JSC KazMedTech c Russian representation of the company "Philips" for carrying out activities aimed at the development of the medical organizations of Kazakhstan with modern medical equipment and the development of service maintenance of medical equipment.