Mobile pharmacies will reach remote areas of east Kazakhstan 19 марта 2012, 12:55
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Kazakhstan Healthcare Department is mulling creation of the certified mobile pharmacies because of the difficulties in medications provision to the remote villages in East Kazakhstan, KazTAG reports citing Healthcare Department of East Kazakhstan oblast.
"The idea of mobile pharmacies has been suggested by he experts of the medication provision department. Such pharmacies could solve the problem of medications delivery to remote villages," the Department states.
According to the experts, private pharmaceutical companies are not willing to open their pharmacies in remote villages because of their small population that can generate only very small profits for the companies. Besides, the requirements for drugs storage and qualification of the pharmacists are too strict and are often hard to meet in the remote areas.
"The situation is that there is a demand for medications but no offer. This problem can be solved by mobile pharmacies that could serve in tens of the remote villages. The state could help get a certificate for them and the companies would be able to serve the people and maintain feasibility of the operation," the experts said.
There are over 850 villages in East Kazakhstan. 236 village ambulance rooms hold compliance certificates allowing sales of the medications.