The Georgian govt has decided to allow the importation of medicines from the turkey while trying to cool down the prices of the drugs in the country, which will prove to be a respite for the masses and promote the competitive forces in the country. The effect will be felt in the coming weeks, told Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
While commenting on the issue, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that it is a great burden on the population, and the govt was compelled as well as committed to helping out the population in such a tight financial condition.
A system of electronic prescriptions will be introduced starting in March, which will strengthen the competitive environment in the country.
The prime minister originally made this announcement in the month of December and had been keeping track of the developments in the said direction. This was a much ambitious and desired wish of the highest office in the country. Speaking before a Council of Ministers meeting in the capital Tbilisi, the leader of the country, Irakli Garibashvili, said that such high prices of medicines throughout the country were unacceptable.
A lot of responsibility lies on the importing houses. They are working day in and day out to get the supplies which are going to prove as a stepping stone to contain the prices and give much-needed relief to the people,
The government, meanwhile, has reduced the period for obtaining the licence from 45 days to 7 days for prospective importers, thereby facilitating them with the removal of the procedural and regulatory barriers to expedite the importation process.
The pharma industry globally has been under immense pressure since the dawn of the pandemic. Countries have been under tremendous pressure as far as supplies of the pharmaceuticals. Global trade of pharma products comes as a rescue out of this deficit situation.