Suprun: In Ukraine, 90% of medicines are paid by the patients and only 10% – the state

Супрун: В Украине 90% лекарств оплачивают пациенты и только 10% - государство

Acting Minister of health Ulyana Suprun

In Ukraine, 90% of medicines are paid by the patients and only 10% – the state. This was during a meeting with representatives of pharmaceutical companies, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, said the acting Minister of health of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun.

“90% of the funding of medicines in Ukraine now is from the pockets of our patients. Only about 10% passes through state or local purchasing. This differs from other European countries, where the majority are reimbursement program, many medicines that is used on an outpatient disease,” said Suprun.

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Recall that in the draft state budget for next year, the government lays 0,5 billion UAH for compensation of cost of medicines for chronic patients suffering from diseases of three types: hypertension, diabetes type II diabetes and asthma.

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