Kazakhstan to develop requirements for medical protective equipment

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Kazakhstan to develop requirements for medical protective equipment

Kazakhstan to develop requirements for medical protective equipment

Photo: Kazpravda.kz/Adilbek Tauekelov

At the government hour in the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aleksey Tsoi announced the creation of a working group to develop requirements for PPE (personal protective equipment for medical workers), Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.

Meanwhile, as MP Aigul Nurkina recalled, almost 11 billion tenge was allocated from the Government's reserve in 2020 for PPE, test systems, laboratory equipment.

“This is a lot of budgetary funds. We believe that the manufactured products should be of high quality and create conditions for work. And therefore, the procurement procedure for PPE requires compliance with the technical characteristics of the material. However, unfortunately, in Kazakhstan there are no uniform requirements for PPE when purchasing them. Therefore, the low quality of the purchased goods raises concerns due to the fact that the health of our doctors is exposed to a number of risks,” she said.

In this regard, the deputy asked what measures are being taken to increase the requirements for the quality of imported PPE.

According to Minister Alexei Tsoi, at this time the Ministry of Trade and Integration, as an authorized body for the development of state standards, and the Ministry of Health have begun this work.

“There is a separate subordinate organization that is developing these standards. And now we have also created a separate working group. I think in the near future such a standard will be developed and approved by the authorized body. And of course, on the basis of this, we will set requirements for public procurement within the framework of only this industry standard,” he said.


Laura Tusupbekova

12:57, 11 October 2021

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