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Kyrgyzstan to begin regulation of drug prices from 2019

The Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund will begin to regulate prices of medicines from 2019. The head of the Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund Marat Kaliev announced this today at a meeting of the Parliament.

According to MP Aaly Karashev, the quality of the services provided needs to be raised.

«No one will say that the quality of services is high. Nobody regulates prices. The same drug in pharmacies costs differently, from 20 to 120 soms,» he said.

Marat Kaliev noted that the law on the regulation of drug prices has been adopted. In 2019, CMIF will be able to control this process. In the future, the fund plans to switch to electronic prescriptions.