16 May 2019
The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation drew the attention of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to the duration of registration procedure of medical devices developed under scientific research. The auditors made such a conclusion after checking the effectiveness of state support measures for medical industry.
The Office found that registration certificates for 75 contracts concluded in 2017 under the Development Program for Medical Industry have not yet been received. «The main reason is the long terms of registration. To solve the issue, the Ministry of Industry and Trade together with the Ministry of Health created an interdepartmental working group» the auditor Sergei Agaptsov said.
According to the Accounts Chamber, the volume of the Russian market of medical devices in 2018 was RUR 280.9 billion, but the share of domestic medical devices in public procurement was only 24.3%. At the same time, budget expenditures for medical industry support in years 2014−2018 exceeded RUR 21 billion, more than RUR 2.8 billion were allocated by the Industry Development Fund. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the implementation of the national project «Healthcare» may change the situation and increase share of Russian medical devices from 23% to 39% by 2024.Source: http://audit.gov.ru/press_center/news/36 866