The distribution of the 30 million tablets of potassium iodide to the Public Health Directorates will conclude at the end of this week, and they will be distributed to the population through family doctors as well, Health Minister Alexandru Rafila announced, also stressing that the use of these pills will only be done on the express recommendation of the authorities, in case of a nuclear incident.
“Manufacturing has been completed by Antibiotice Iasi. Already, 20 million of the 30 million tablets produced have reached the Public Health Directorates and the entire quantity will reach them by the end of this week,” Rafila told a press conference at Victoria Palace on Wednesday.
Alexandru Rafila stressed that potassium iodide should only be taken in case of an express recommendation from the authorities, at a certain moment, in case of a nuclear incident.
Ordinance approving clinical studies in Romania to provide fast access to innovative treatments
The Government approved on Wednesday an emergency ordinance on conducting clinical studies in Romania, which integrates the European provisions in the national legislation and provides a fast access of patients to innovative treatments, Health Minister Alexandru Rafila announced.
“During the government meeting, a draft emergency ordinance on the conduct of clinical trials in Romania was approved, a long-awaited document which, on the one hand, integrates the provisions of European legislation in the field and provides faster access for patients to innovative treatments. It is extremely important because, on the one hand, I was telling you that it provides such access, on the other hand, it is a source of revenue for the health system in our country, as the experience of many other countries shows,” Alexandru Rafila explained in a press conference at Victoria Palace.