Medicines can be purchased with an electronic certificate in Russia from January 1

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Certain categories of Russians will now have an opportunity to buy medical nutrition products, medicines and technical means of rehabilitation with an electronic certificate. This is reported by TASS with reference to the related federal law that came into force on January 1.

Such a right will be granted to adults and children with disabilities, participants of the Great Patriotic War and their family members, combat veterans and their family members, as well as persons covered by social insurance against industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

“With such a certificate, a citizen will be able to independently buy the goods or services they need at the expense of the state budget. The document states that the use of the certificate does not restrict the right to use support measures in other ways. An application for a certificate can be submitted through the public services portal,” the publication writes.

According to the document, such a certificate can be used to buy rehabilitation equipment and services provided for by the federal list of rehabilitation measures, medicines and medical devices, in particular, prescription drugs and specialized medical nutrition products for disabled children.

In October 2022, it became known that benefit holders will have an opportunity to choose a pharmacy for the use of their electronic certificate.