suzyq

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Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
The tension in the payment dispute between the Turkish government and the country’s pharmacies has risen, with the latter setting a March 31 deadline for selling drugs within the coverage of social security if their list of demands is not accepted.

The Istanbul Association of Pharmacists said March 28 that its contract with the Social Security Institution (SGK) will expire in four days and that it “won’t be responsible for the chaos” in drug service if it is not renewed.

Without a deal, patients will automatically have to buy drugs from pharmacies at regular prices without an SGK discount before they apply to the SGK to collect their invoices, Cenap Sarıalioğlu, the head of the organization, said at a press meeting.

The body demanded making SGK discounts over the SGK revenues, not the total revenues.

The pharmacies’ other demands included increasing the scale of sales, lowering discount ratios, increasing the service fee per prescription, defining the prescription service fee without value added tax, removing the collection of examination fees via pharmacies, the payment of service fee per prescription in mobile prescriptions, increasing service fees for sales outside work hours and other economic benefits.

Sarıalioğlu said some 13,000 pharmacies in the country are on the brink of bankruptcy.

“In January, in order to discuss our economic demands, a three-month temporary protocol was signed between the Social Security Institution and the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association, as the budget approval process had yet to be finished. This protocol will be over in four days. In a series of meetings with the participation of our trade body and pharmacists as individuals, Social Security Institution officials and the minister of Labor and Social Security, we conveyed our problems in detail,” he said.

Some 54 percent of the pharmacies in Turkey are struggling to survive with an income below the poverty line while in a loan-debt spiral, he also said.

The authenticity of these facts has been approved and known by the Labor Ministry and Social Security and Economic Coordination Council, he also said.

“The legal owners and experts of drugs are pharmacists. We won’t sacrifice any of our colleagues to the irresponsibility of officials. We won’t be responsible for the chaos in drug service after March 31,” he also said.

The general secretary of the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association (TEB) recently said pharmacies across the country will stop providing Syrian refugees with free medication unless concrete steps are taken to institute a new protocol, as pharmacies have not been paid for six months.

TEB General Secretary Arman Üney said there was no extant protocol between the association and Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), adding that pharmacies supplying medication to Syrian refugees had not been paid for six months. If no concrete steps are taken to resolve this issue by March 31, pharmacies will stop providing medication to Syrian refugees, Üney had said.

March/28/2016
 

kemerkid

Bystander
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
SGK was one of the biggest vote catchers. People will soon realise where the money for all the grandio schemes came from.
 

teosgirl

Member
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
Iranian gold?


I'm betting this will be blamed on the EU, however the first check has already arrived.

Still plenty of money for the mosques.


Charlotte
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
Anyone heard anymore on this dispute?
 

suzyq

Member
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
A payment dispute between the Turkish government and the country’s pharmacies has been resolved after several weeks of talks and long-simmering tension.

Labor and Social Security Minister Süleyman Soylu said late March 31 the Social Security Institution (SGK) and the Turkish Pharmacists’ Association (TEB) have agreed over a medicine acquisition protocol, which was authorized by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.

Payment dispute between government, pharmacies resolved in Turkey - BUSINESS
 

teosgirl

Member
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
6 months of not being paid and a little bit of media coverage, and hey presto!
Now imagine what it's going to be like when there's no free media left.



Charlotte
 

Akasya

Postless Pointer
Payment dispute between government, pharmacies grows with new deadline
Artee's entourage of thugs are even attempting to bully and intimidate free speech in America.

Disgraceful and embarrassing for Turkey.

Steve
 

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