SK-Pharmacy LLC, the single distributor in Kazakhstan, announced a competitive bidding for long-term contracts with domestic manufacturers.
Following these procedures, the winners will receive a 10-year guaranteed market for their pharmaceutical products, and the consumers of Kazakhstan will benefit from new pharmaceutical plants and high-quality locally produced medicines, which will be provided to patients free of charge. 398 medicinal products and 2838 medical devices were put to competitive bidding.
The list includes the drugs for treatment of diseases affecting the circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, urogenital system, musculoskeletal system and connective tissues, blood, endocrine system, and also oncological diseases, TB, HIV, and other diseases, as well as medical devices required for high quality medical care.
The winners of competitive bidding will have to set up the manufacturing of these medicines in accordance with the international standards by building new pharmaceutical production facilities or upgrading the existing ones. Another two years will be given for the registration of medicines. Once these conditions are met, the medicines produced by domestic manufacturers will be purchased from them for ten years to ensure the provision of free medicinal products to the people of Kazakhstan. This guaranteed market ensures the investment attractiveness of manufacturers and allows them to recoup the costs incurred in the construction or upgrading of plants.