Ministry of Health Objects
The initiative to cancel state regulation of prices for drugs, proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, has not been supported by the Russian Ministry of Health.
Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova stressed that the position of her ministry is the same. She also reminded that the suggestion to introduce a special measure into the economy support plan by the Ministry of Health was considered in the government and by the President Administration. The ministry of health developed a plan of support of local producers including special resources for their stimulation. The plan will make it possible to counter-balance the stress not changing prices for drugs and retaining affordability of drugs.
“We hope that this period will not last long, and it will make it possible for us to maintain the policy elaborated in the last several years. For that purpose we should now actually accept the anti-crisis measure, and then continue our efforts in the right direction”, says Veronika Skvortsova.