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Widely used medicines in Kyrgyzstan are 2-16 times overpriced

Widely used medicines in Kyrgyzstan are 2-16 times overpriced

Widely used medicines in Kyrgyzstan are 2-16 times overpriced, Head of the Department of Medicaid and Drug Policy of the Ministry of Health Samat Toimatov told Tazabek on March 13.

The Health Ministry is working on registration of medicines and creation of national data base of drugs.

"Imported drugs are sold in different drugstores at different prices. For example, analgin costs 20 som in Batken, 30 som in Jalal-Abad, and 40 som in Bishkek. Here arises a question, how come they sell it for 20 som if the quality drug costs 40 som?" said Toimatov.

19,769,179 antibiotics in total for 806,279,445 som were imported to Kyrgyzstan in 2016, according to the Department on Drug Supply and Medical Equipment. Kyrgyzstan imports 97% of its drugs, only 3% of the medicines are of local production.

Original url : akipress.com

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