Our citizens unfairly overpaid for medicines- Tokayev
During his working visit to Aktobe region, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with the region's doctors. He shared this on his Twitter, Kazpravda.kz reports.
"I met with doctors in Aktobe region. High-quality medical services should be accessible to everyone regardless of where they live. We need to introduce the practice of mobile doctors in rural areas, develop remote medical services and national telemedicine network," the President tweeted.
He also noted that medicines prices are no less relevant issue for the population.
"For lack of competition, our citizens overpaid for drugs. It is unfair! Therefore, we have moved to state regulation of drug prices. We need strict quality control of medicines," said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Earlier the Health Ministry said that in all the pharmacies prices for drugs will be the same in May this year.