Coun­try in­tends to sim­plify reg­is­tra­tion of medicines at cus­toms points

Azer News - - Business - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

It is nec­es­sary to sim­plify the reg­is­tra­tion and cus­toms clear­ance of medicines im­ported into the coun­try, and there is a need to study and apply in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Ali Ah­madov made the re­marks dur­ing the meet­ing of the Cab­i­net of Min­is­ters de­voted to sim­pli­fy­ing the rules of reg­is­tra­tion, de­liv­ery to the coun­try and reg­is­tra­tion of medicines at cus­toms points.

At the meet­ing chaired by Ali Ah­madov, the lead­ers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of rel­e­vant state struc­tures held dis­cus­sions.

Ad­dress­ing the event Ah­madov stressed that the rel­e­vant struc­tures came up with a num­ber of new pro­pos­als in or­der to re­plen­ish the range of prepa­ra­tions of the drug mar­ket in Azer­bai­jan, pro­vid­ing cit­i­zens with qual­ity medicine, and strength­en­ing the con­trol over qual­ity of medicines.

“The avail­abil­ity of any kind of medicines in Azer­bai­jan will give im­pe­tus to the de­vel­op­ment of our health care. I be­lieve that ac­cess to the drug mar­ket is es­sen­tial. On the other hand, the im­port of medicines should be based on cri­te­ria re­fer­ring to medicines rec­om­mended by WHO, the whole im­port pro­ce­dure should be se­ri­ously sim­pli­fied. To this end, the State Cus­toms Com­mit­tee, based on world ex­pe­ri­ence, should come up with new pro­pos­als. At the same time, the Min­istry of Healthcare should strengthen the con­trol over the qual­ity of medicines. I am con­fi­dent that changes in the leg­is­la­tion based on these pro­pos­als will serve both to the con­ve­nience and health of our cit­i­zens,” said Ah­madov.

Chair­man of the State Cus­toms Com­mit­tee Sa­far Me­hdiyev, Min­is­ter of Healthcare Og­tay Shi­raliyev and other heads of the rel­e­vant struc­tures noted that they will make new pro­pos­als in the near fu­ture based on the world ex­pe­ri­ence in this field.

In late 2015, the gov­ern­ment an­nounced that Azer­bai­jan will cre­ate its own en­ter­prises that will man­u­fac­ture medicines to cease de­pen­dence on im­ports. To­day, the lo­cal mar­ket of medicines is heav­ily de­pen­dent on im­ports.

To this end, the Pi­ral­lahi In­dus­trial Park is es­tab­lished by the or­der of Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev “On Es­tab­lish­ment of Pi­ral­lahi In­dus­trial Park” dated Septem­ber 14, 2016.

Cur­rently, three phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal plants are be­ing con­structed in the Pi­ral­lahi In­dus­trial Park.

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