Sanja Leković, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Medtronic Srbija

NOMINEE FOR HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR POSITION


STATEMENT OF INTENT

Working as SR RA Specialist for Adriatic Region in Medtronic, with 10 years of experience in pharma and MD industry in collaborating closely with Government institutions, I believe that with knowledge, persistence and positive energy we can improve access to modern health technologies. If elected I commit to improve:

1. Access to new drugs and technologies

Key focus will be on optimizing procedures electronic submission and processing, share our experiences in digitalized ALIMS procedures to continue the same with medicines, remodeling Vigilance Fees - MD and amend misfocused MD requirements (e.g.distribution data from license holders instead from distributors).
COVID 19 revealed a problem in delivering channels, I will support all initiatives that improve access to therapy for patients (EU practices e.g. internet pharmacies).

2. Optimizing public procurements in accordance with MEAT criteria

In practice of procuring MDs the focus is still on the lowest price. Life cycle costing is rarely utilized, and regular maintenance of medical equipment is rarely done as per manufacturer’s recommendations.

3. Synergies between public and private health care providers aimed at better health services for citizens, in line with the HCC current agenda.