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The Ministry of Health's telephone hotline promotes solution of problems in the pharmacy market

On January 5 and February 7 of the current year, at meetings with representatives of the healthcare sphere, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev set the tasks to provide the population with affordable and high-quality medicines, to eliminate unreasonable prescription of expensive medications by medical workers, and to solve problems connected with preventing overpricing in pharmacies. What was done?

This question was answered at the press conference by First Deputy Minister of Health of Uzbekistan A. Khozhiboev, Chairman of the Board of “Dori-Darmon” Joint-Stock Company A. Komilov, Head of the Administration of the "Uzfarmsanoat" State Stock Concern N. Ibrokhimov.

Decree of the President of the country "On measures to further improve the provision of the population with medicines and medical products" from October 31, 2016 serves as a program document in the solution of the tasks.

The country is carrying out significant work on the development of the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, about 150 pharmaceutical companies produce more than 2200 types of medicines and medical products and in the near future these lists will be expanded.

In accordance with the decree, wholesale and retail sales of medicines and medical products imported for import, as well as purchased from domestic producers, is carried out using the maximum trade allowances for wholesale sales - in the amount of no more than 15 percent of the purchase price, for retail sale - not more than 20 percent of the wholesale price.

Fixed prices for widely used more than 300 names of medicines and medical products. With the introduction of fixed prices, prices for domestic medicines and medical products have significantly decreased.

Serious measures are taken in cases of violation of the procedure for determining prices for medicines and medical products. In order to timely address appeals, applications and complaints of consumers, the "helpline" (0371) 242-84-16 of the Ministry of Health operates. Each appeal is considered by the responsible employees of the Ministry of Health and is resolved within the framework of the law.

Since January 1, 2017 in all pharmacies of the country the "Consumer corner" has been formed. Here is a minimum list of essential medicines and medical products, a list of nonprescription medicines, a comparative price list for 2016 and 2017.

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