Bishkek, Feb. 10 / Kabar /. Five companies want to provide dialysis services to cancer patients of Kyrgyzstan.
According to the information of the press service of the Ministry of Health, a meeting of the tender commission is held on Thursday in Bishkek on the project of public-private partnership (PPP) for the provision of dialysis services for those suffering from kidney disease.
The Health Ministry of Kyrgyzstan received five applications from the following companies: Nefrokea Health Services Private (India) Ltd, "Zhasandy Buyrek" (Kazakhstan), ESA GmbH (Germany), Unit-reagent-Pharma LLC and Fresenius Medical Care GmbH (Germany).
Hemodialysis and renal transplantation are the only way to save the lives of people suffering from renal insufficiency. Dialysis treatment can prevent the need for kidney transplantation increases the survival of patients, and helps people to continue to live at home and to enjoy a good quality of life. Currently, each year, about 1,000 people die from renal insufficiency in our country; the equipment used in public offices of hemodialysis is obsolete. It is assumed that the PPP project will provide dialysis services to people living in the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad, which cover about 75% of the total population of Kyrgyzstan.
This project will enable the Ministry of Health in collaboration with a private partner to improve the quality and availability of dialysis for people with kidney disease, using a model of public-private partnership.
This PPP project has been prepared with the financial support of the German development bank KfW and Swiss State, Austria and Hungary. To implement the project the Ministry of Health involved the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as a leading consultant for the transaction.
It should be noted that the PPP project to provide hemodialysis services is the first PPP project in the Kyrgyz Republic, implemented within the framework of existing legislation, and its successful implementation will serve as a model for private sector involvement and investment in order to further development, including public health.