The Russian government intends to create a reserve of medicines and masks

To avoid shortages and price speculation during outbreaks, and surges in demand, the Russian government intends to create an industrial supply of masks, antiseptics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Write about this “Izvestia” with reference to the materials of the Ministry of health sent to the state Duma.

We are talking about industrial stock of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices, disinfectants, and drugs. The Ministry of health proposes to 2020 to allocate for these purposes of budgetary appropriations from reserve Fund of the government. They will be used to provide grants to the Corporation Roskhimzaschita and “national immunobiological company”. The first will create a stock of personal protective equipment, medical products and disinfectants and the second medicines. Also prepared draft government decrees on approving the rules for granting such subsidies. In addition, the Ministry of health proposed the Ministry of industry and trade to create a reserve of pharmaceutical substances and finished medicines in bulk.

In the government, “Izvestia” said that he had not received the draft documents from the Ministry of industry and trade in the prescribed manner. In a press-service of the Ministry of industry and trade, “Izvestia” explained that participating in the study of issues related to the provision of these goods. But at what stage of this work, is not explained. The Finance Ministry stressed that the establishment of reserves within the competence of the Ministry of industry and trade.

In the documents of the Ministry of health does not specify where exactly will be stored in industrial supplies. They can be submitted to the state material reserve will either remain at the enterprises, manufacturers, and, if necessary, will be available at retail.

Now in reserve are the principal food shelf, the strategically important industrial raw materials and fuels, medical products, technology, plus means of life support for the elimination of consequences of emergency situations.

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