The Ombudsperson proposed to introduce certificates for the purchase of medicines for critically ill children

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Anna Kuznetsova, the Commissioner for Children’s Rights for the President of Russia, proposed to include in the people’s program of the United Russia party an item on the introduction of electronic certificates for the purchase of medicines for children with serious diseases, TASS reports .

“We propose to consider the possibility of introducing electronic certificates that would provide compensation to the parents for the independent purchase of necessary medicines (in a similar way that it is done with technical means of rehabilitation). Then it would be possible, firstly, to provide this drug to patients on time, and secondly, to compensate for its cost through the electronic certificate,”  Kuznetsova said on Thursday during the strategic session “Improving the quality of life of disabled people as a priority of the United Russia people’s program”.

According to her, the provision of medicines for children with disabilities is always on the agenda of the Сommissioner. Kuznetsova recalled that “the Circle of Kindness Foundation has made a significant contribution to the provision of medicines to children with severe rare diseases”.
“At the same time, we continue to receive complaints concerning the long terms that the provision of prescribed drugs takes. Unfortunately, this is often due to the glitches that occur as a result of procurement procedures implementation,” the Ombudsperson explained.

Earlier, the Expert Council of the Circle of Kindness approved the decision on the procurement of medicines for children for the first quarter of 2022 to ensure the continuity of treatment of children in 2021 and 2022.

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