On May 12, 2017, Parliament hearings will be held in the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan: “On provision of medicinal products for the population within the guaranteed volume of medical care and on the state and development of pharmaceutical industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan”

All relevant issues of provision of medications for the population and prospects for development of national pharmaceutical industry will be discussed at parliamentary hearings.

In order to get information on the problems which the citizens face, messages with notes and proposals will be placed on the website. All information will be studied, analyzed and submitted to the Government of RK for making decisions.

On February 17, visiting session of the Temporary commission on preparation for parliamentary hearings in the Mazhilis “On provision of medicinal products for the population within the guaranteed volume of medical care and on the state and development of pharmaceutical industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan” was held in Shymkent.

Deputies of the Mazhilis, representatives of the ministries of health, investment and development, pharmacological enterprises, healthcare administration of the South Kazakhstan region, “SK-Pharmacy” LLP as well as scientists and experts attended the visiting meeting. The meeting was conducted in this region due to the fact that it is one of the most populated regions in the country and large pharmaceutical enterprises providing drugs and medications for the population are located here. Deputies familiarized with production of medications at “Himfarm”, “EcoPharmInternational” plants, with operation of “Zerde” Scientific and Production Union. Then the meeting of the temporary commission was held in the regional akimat. Urbanets I., General Director of “Himfarm” JSC, Dzhuzenova G., Executive Director of “EcoPharmInternational” LLP, Bitemirov M., General Director of “Zerde” SPU LLP, Sadyr Ye., Deputy Akim of the region, Pak L., Acting Chairman of the Committee for control of medical and pharmaceutical activities of the Ministry of Health of RK, Yerzhanov A., Chairman of the Committee of Industrial Development and Industrial Safety of the Ministry of Investment and Development, Mussinov S., Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of “SK-Pharmacy” LLP, Seksenbayev B., rector of the South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy, Alzhanova Kh., Director of Association for support and development of pharmaceutical activities in SKR, presented their reports on agenda. During discussion, the participants actively shared their opinions and proposals on the theme. All received proposals and recommendations will be taken into account in preparation for parliamentary hearings which will be held on May 12, 2017 in the Mazhilis.

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On February 2, 2017, the meeting of Gulnar Iksanova, Chairman of the Committee of the Mazhilis for social and cultural development, with health professionals from the regional cardiac center was held in Pavlodar.

The issues of medicines provision, procurement of unregistered medicines, ratio of the quality of substances and the quality of pharmaceuticals of national pharmaceutical manufacturers, pricing issues were discussed during the meeting. Treatment standards for cardiac patients were covered during the meeting: in particular, the lack of centers for late rehabilitation of patients after special treatment and problems of patient recovery after operations. Also, the deputies of the Mazhilis visited “Medservice” chemist’s store in the regional center, where they shared their opinions on the prices for medications with the residents. Then the discussion was continued with the team of “Medservice Plus” LLP.

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On January 23, the meeting of the temporary commission for preparation and conducting of parliamentary hearings on provision of medications and development of pharmaceutical industry was held under the chairmanship of Beibit Mamrayev, Secretary of the Committee of Mazhilis for social and cultural development.

The meeting was attended by the chairmen of the Committee of control of medical and pharmaceutical activities of the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Committee of industrial development and industrial safety of the Ministry of Investment and Development, National Center for expertise of drugs, medical products and medical equipment of the Ministry of Health and Social Development, “SK-Pharmacy” LLP, “VIVA Farm” pharmaceutical company and other specialists of pharmaceutical industry. During the meeting, the list of members of the temporary commission, including the deputies of the Mazhilis, heads of several ministries, representatives of pharmaceutical companies and publicity, was also announced. Temporary commission intends to initiate its work from studying the situation in the regions. It is supposed to organize visits to healthcare facilities in Almaty, Pavlodar, Karaganda, Shymkent.

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On January 12, deputies of the Mazhilis N.Dulatbekov, S.Kussainov, S.Imasheva visited regional cardiac surgery center in Karaganda within the preparation and holding of parliamentary hearings on provision of medications for the population.

The main theme of discussion included the issues of medicines provision, quality of medicines and efficiency of their application. Parliamentarians heard recommendations of health professionals and ensured that they will be taken into account. As it is known, on May 12, 2017, Mazhilis will hold Parliamentary hearings: “On provision of medicinal products for the population within the guaranteed volume of medical care and on the state and development of pharmaceutical industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

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On January 9, the meeting of the deputies of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of RK with the heads of regulatory authorities, representatives of national pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and industrial professional unions was held at the pharmaceutical enterprise “Nobel Almaty pharmaceutical plant” JSC.

The meeting was attended by G.Issimbayeva, Vice Speaker of the Mazhilis, Head of “Nur Otan” party fraction, G.Iksanova, Chairman of the Committee of Social and Cultural Development, member of “Nur Otan” party fraction, M.Ukibai, head of Almaty Department of the Committee for control of medical and pharmaceutical activities of MHSD RK, G.Kulkayeva, Deputy Head of Almaty Healthcare Administration. During the meeting, the purpose of which was to identify the most acute and topical issues related to the provision of medicines for the people of Kazakhstan, the existing problems were identified, possible ways of their solution and prospects for development of domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers were discussed. Issues related to formation and use of Kazakhstan national drug formulary, transition to GxP standards, work of pharmacovigilance, long-term contracts, complexities of the work of national manufacturers in conditions of the general drug market of the EEU were included in the discussion. The participants also discussed ethical problems, competition in the market and many other issues. The range of these and other issues collected during the meetings with representatives of national pharmaceutical manufacturers will be considered during the parliamentary hearings on medicines provision, scheduled for May 2017 in the Mazhilis.

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