10% of their income per month on average save people aged 65+ who receive the minimum pension. 60% of the minimum subsistence level for the child - parents of kids up to 5 years. 31% of the minimum subsistence level for the child - the family where there are children from 6 to 17 years. Talking about the users of the program “of Available drugs" that get vital medicines for free or at a small Supplement.
“We build in Ukraine, the health system’I, the center of which the patient and his needs. The purpose of the transformation of the health system'I that each man received medical treatment on time and not fall into financial difficulties. A good example of how medical safeguards affect the financial protection of the population is a program of reimbursement "of Available drugs". Thanks to her, the most socially unprotected segments of the population are able to undergo continuous treatment for cardiovascular diseases, bronchial asthma and diabetes mellitus type II with a minimum burden on the wallet” says Oleg Petrenko, Chairman of the National health service'I Ukraine.
in the “Affordable drugs” have been used by more than 1.6 million patients. Of them - 950 216 patients aged 65+. Therefore, the highest percentage of users among those in need of financial protection. 1 700 patients-the users of the program “Affordable drugs” is children under 5 years, 5 584 - children from 6 to 17 years. In respect of people aged 40-64 years, the programme was used by 617 876 patients, aged 18-39 years - 30 025 patients.
Alexander Ershov, 52 years old, has a disability, lives in Kharkov:
“because of a disability I can't work, don't come out. Living on a small pension. For many years taking blood pressure medication and diabetes. The last year or two have the ability to obtain them totally free. This is for my wife a very big help, because almost all of our money goes to the pharmacy so we could live. For what now comes free with a prescription from my doctor, my wife herself goes with her to the pharmacy and gets everything you need. This year there was no problems with getting “Affordable drugs”. Thank you for making us such an opportunity”.
Recall, the updated program of reimbursement by the national health service'I of Ukraine administers the 1 April 2019. The recipe in the program became exclusively electronic.
This program has significantly expanded access of patients to medicines. An electronic prescription for a “Affordable drugs” writes only the primary doctor – a family practitioner, an internist and a pediatrician, with whom the patient has signed the Declaration. To redeem the e-prescription at any pharmacy participating in the program. As of 21 November more than 7 700 pharmacies across the country.