The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan will create its own network of social pharmacies.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Monday signed a resolution “On additional measures to improve the system of providing the population with medicines and medical products”. Uzbek leader instructed the Ministry of Health together with the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications, the Ministry of Justice and the State Committee on Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Competition Development of Uzbekistan to develop a set of measures to create own network of social pharmacies to improve accessibility of socially important medicines and medical products.
The main goal of pharmacies is to sell medicines and medical products to the population at fixed prices.
Establishment of pharmacies should help to increase the availability of socially important medicines and prevent uncontrolled use of medicines by citizens, including through tightening the requirements for dispensing prescription drugs and introducing information systems for monitoring the implementation of such medicines.
The President instructed to introduce an information system, which will monitor realization of socially important medicines dispensed by doctors’ prescriptions.