On November 15, the Ministry of Health of the KR hosted a meeting between Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev and a group of representatives of TC Health Information Technology led by executive director Salih Guresh. TC Health Information Technology is a Turkish company that is implementing the E-Database of Medicines information system.
At the meeting, the sides discussed the results of the first stage of implementing the integrated E-Database of Medicines information system and implementation of the second stage of the project.
Executive Director of TC Health Information Technology, Salih Guresh, noted that they are working closely with all responsible specialists to implement the second stage of the EDB of medicines and medical products. “During the second stage, we are planning to digitalize all processes and procedures of the Department of Medicines and Medical Products to fill out all manuals and classifiers of the first stage, introduce a national labeling-based system for the traceability of medicines and medical products, and implement inventory control in MoH organizations as well as a mobile app for the population,” he said.
Digitalization is very important for monitoring the quality of medicines in the country. “The Cabinet of Ministers of the KR allocated KGS 60 million from the republican budget for implementing the second stage of EDB. And we hope that the efforts on implementing the traceability system for medicines and medical products will be completed in the nearest time,” said the Minister of Health, Alymakdyr Beishenaliev.
The development of the “E-Database of Medicines and Medical Products of the Kyrgyz Republic” information system (EDB IS) was divided into three stages. During the first stage, TC Health Information Technology developed international manuals and classifiers of medicines and medical products and completed integration with the state procurement portal. The first stage of the project was implemented with the funds of the World Bank. During the second stage, it is planned to implement the national labeling-based system for the traceability of medicines and medical products. During the third stage, it is planned to develop an e-prescription mechanism and integrate it with the MHIF’s information systems, introduce artificial intelligence algorithms and e-processing for the Department's data.