Ukraine may face a shortage of drugs for HIV-infected due to issues with the supplier, said at a meeting of the government the head of the Ministry of health Alexander Kvitashvili.
according to His statement, in the early winter of 2014, the Ministry of health has completed a contract with the company "Vektor Pharma" for the manufacture and delivery of appropriate drugs and medical equipment worth 52, 548 million (almost 2, 5 million dollars at current exchange rates), reports news Agency.
The Minister drew attention that, according to the Firm consensus was to complete delivery until June 17, this year, but the Company has until now does not communicate "." I ask the government to help us in this matter, " said Kvitashvili. In response, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the interior Minister Arsen Avakov " to help the organization fulfill its obligations ", as well as to study the circumstances of the signing of the consensus. According to the head of the Ministry of health, Ukraine still has required a month's supply of medicines and medical equipment for people with HIV (approximately until July), but in the case of the delays in the delivery of drugs Ministry of health will be forced to sign up to the donor organizations with the request to help to cover possible shortages. However, in Kiev at the government building on Wednesday, a meeting was HIV-infected with the requirement to unlock the purchase they need to treat drugs. Its members, the report says, " urged the Cabinet to influence the intermediary company, which won the tender for the purchase of drugs from foreign organizations, which blocks the acquisition of drugs."