The Economic Care Act continues to operate under martial law.
According to Ukrinform, reports the Ministry of Health.
“As before, patients who need outpatient treatment for cardiovascular disease, type 1 / type 2 diabetes, diabetes insipidus, bronchial asthma, mental and behavioral disorders, epilepsy, can receive the drugs included in the program, free of charge or with a small surcharge, “the statement said.
The ministry recalled that to ensure patients’ access to these drugs during the war, the procedures for obtaining them were simplified, meaning that patients can receive “Affordable Medicines” in both electronic and paper format. The prescription can be obtained on paper through a primary care physician, regardless of the presence of a statement with him. “
In addition, all diabetic patients who have a prescription (electronic or paper) can receive insulin at no additional cost. This applies to the 47 insulin preparations included in the Register of Refundable Medicines under the Medical Guarantee Scheme.
“Due to the presence / absence of insulin drugs, doctors may write prescriptions on paper, not the trade names of the drugs, but the following data: genetically modified short- or medium-acting human insulin, ultra-acting insulin short, long -Insulin action or combined insulin “, – underlines the Ministry of Health.
Insulin prescriptions are issued for at least one month during martial law.
The patient ‘s prescription for “Affordable Medicines” and insulin may be prescribed: in the case of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, asthma – primary care physicians, ie family physician, therapist or pediatrician.
Among the insulin drugs and drugs for the treatment of diabetes mellitus are doctors who specialize in Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, and primary care physicians (by appointment of the endocrinologist only).
For drugs for the treatment of mental and behavioral disorders – doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child psychiatry”, for the treatment of epilepsy – doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child psychiatry”, “Neurology”, ” Child Neurology “.
“If a doctor has access to an electronic health system, he will create an electronic prescription, and the prescription number and confirmation code will be sent to the patient’s phone. If there is no access to the electronic health system, the doctor will write a prescription on paper, putting his signature and stamp “, the ministry added.
Pharmacies that distribute medicines under the program “Affordable Medicines” and insulin under an agreement with the National Health Service of Ukraine accept both paper and electronic prescriptions.
The Ministry of Health recommends monitoring the information on the work of pharmacies in the official networks of local governments.
As for pharmacies that have insulin drugs, their list can be found at the link. You can also find pharmacies with insulin using the Tabletki.ua service.
In addition, you can call the National Health Insurance Fund contact center at 16-77 and ask the operator for the addresses of pharmacies operating under the “Affordable Medicines” program in your locality.
As Ukrinform reported, Health Minister Viktor Lyashko on March 13 called on Ukrainians not to buy medicines in advance. He assured that the drugs are available in Ukraine today, which are delivered to pharmacies regularly. According to him, buying medicines in advance affects the ability to buy or receive certain medicines within the “Affordable Medicines” program.