Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose decided, based on the proposal of the Minister of Health, to suspend the tax clawback for two years for plasma and blood-derived medicinal products, in an attempt to prevent supply deficiencies in immunoglobulin.
The Prime Minister urged all authorities involved to urgently provide immunoglobulin stocks and to prioritise procedures to implement measures that the Government will undertake in the near future so as to ensure immunoglobulin requirements. “We are doing our best to save patients’ lives. A continuous immunoglobulin stock must be provided to avoid such crises in the future“the Head of the Executive said.
The Ministry of Health, together with the Ministry of Public Finance, will also examine the possibility of exempting the clawback fee for low-priced medicines. All of these measures will be included in an emergency ordinance that will enter the agenda for next week’s government meeting.