Minister: License cost for pharmacy can be reduced in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.19 / Trend , U. Ismayilova /
Azerbaijan plans to decrease the amount of the state tariff for obtaining a license for the pharmacy, Minister of Health Oktay Shiraliyev said at a press conference at the New Azerbaijan Party's headquarters.
"At present, cost of permission is 5.500 manats, despite speculations on the reaching its amount to 50,000 manats", the minister said.
Shiraliyev said the owners of drugstores actually can not cover their expenses within current cost of the license, because the real income of the pharmacy is much lower.
"At present, proposals are under preparation, within which amount of the state tariffs on pharmacy may decrease through its differentiation depending on the location and expected incomes of drugstore", the minister said.
According to him, these proposals will be submitted to the Government for consideration in the near future.
The official exchange rate Feb.19 is AZN 0.8034 to $1.