Public monitoring groups ensure transparency of humanitarian aid and medicines distribution

Public monitoring groups ensure transparency of humanitarian aid and medicines distribution

Public monitoring groups that ensure the transparency of humanitarian aid delivery started operating in Kazakhstan’s capital and other regions. In Kyzylorda, members of such monitoring group attended the reception of humanitarian aid from China, regional coordinator Lima Dias wrote on Facebook. She said that the humanitarian aid contained 1,600 medical protective overalls, 8,200 disposable surgical gloves, 50 non-contact infrared thermometers, 5,400 medical masks No. 95, 28,960 surgical masks and 3,700 medical safety glasses. They will be distributed to medical institutions today, on July 15.

Meanwhile, public observers of Pavlodar region monitored the distribution process of the humanitarian aid from Qatar, regional coordinator Alma Kozbayeva wrote on Facebook. The aid involved 18 personal protective equipments (masks and clothing, goggles and others) that were sent to 38 hospitals in Pavlodar region.

A monitoring group in Nur-Sultan checked pharmacies for medicines availability provided by distributors. More than 1.2 million packages of medicines were imported into the capital in two days. According to press service of the city’s mayoral office, two cargo planes delivered medicines for treatment of COVID-19, pneumonia and other diseases. The list of medicines involved almost 400 medicines, including xarelto, ceftriaxone, azithromycin, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, ibuprofen, nimesulide, levofloxacin, metronidazole, heparin, paracetamol, ofloxacin and others. The monitoring group raided 15 large pharmacy chains.

“Essential medicines and analogues are being imported. The number of sold medicines per person was limited to make people not to buy several packages, more than needed for one course of treatment. We saw that some customers do not maintain the social distance. Everyone must strictly observe with the sanitary rules,” said Akulan Tastemir, Head of the city’s Youth Policy Department.

The government and mayoral office of Nur-Sultan provide support with logistics issues, simplification of procurement and import of medicines. Monitoring of identifying unreasonably high prices on medicines was strengthened. If citizens see the fact of the rise in price of medicines, they can call a contact center iKOMEK 109 as well as WhatsApp number +7 775 160 55 32. You can check the maximum marginal retail cost of medicines via the application, on the official website and in the approved order of Kazakh Health Minister on