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The Ministry of Health recognizes the presence of regions with a low supply of drugs for COVID
The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation recognized the presence of regions with a low supply of drugs for coronavirus. In 15 regions of the country, a shortage of free anticancer drugs was reported.
As reported "Vedomosti"Having counted the reports of the regional media, difficulties in obtaining free medicines since July have arisen in at least 21 regions of Russia. This statistic includes two Far Eastern regions. So, in August, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko pointed to nine regions where there was a shortage of drugs for patients treated at home, including Buryatia. In October, reports of problems with obtaining free medicines appeared in the media in seven more regions, including Yakutia.
Regions are purchasing drugs for coronavirus for outpatients using the government's reserve fund. In 2020-2021, 15,7 billion rubles were allocated for these purposes. Also, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated an additional 5,2 billion rubles for the purchase of drugs for outpatients with COVID. Yakutia was also among the recipients of additional funds.
A representative of the Ministry of Health told Kommersant that there are regions in Russia with a low stock of drugs for coronavirus and added that the department, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, is taking measures for the urgent purchase of drugs.
According to experts, in case of a shortage of drugs, a citizen can call the hotline of the regional Ministry of Health, and in the clinic - write a complaint to the name of the head physician.