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Price of Medications for Second-Type Diabetes Halves

Starting August 13 the program for provision of medications for chronic illness has been expanded, the Health Ministry officials told BM.GE.

Objective of the program expansion is to reduce the price of medications for chronic illness twice and more for pensioners and PWDs.

“The program for provision of medications was launched in 2017 for only socially vulnerable citizens. At the beginning of 2018 the Health Ministry and pharmaceutical companies achieved agreement under PPP model. Pharmaceutical companies joined the project as part of corporate social responsibility campaign. As a result of this joint project, the market price of medications for second-type diabetes will be halved. Part of these medications has been already cheapened.

In mid September the new stage of the project will be launched for providing cheap medications to pensioners and PWDs.

“At the first stage, medications for cardiovascular system diseases will become accessible. Later, the program will cover other chronic illness too. Previously, medications were supplied through one pharmacy network and now other pharmacy networks will be also included and geographical attainability of these medications will be expanded”, the Ministry representatives noted.