MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
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The funds are intended to provide medicines to patients with cancer, diabetes and atrial fibrillation, as well as people who have had acute myocardial infarction.
45.7 billion rubles are planned to be spent next year to provide beneficiaries with free or subsidized medicines. This is provided for in the draft budget of Moscow for 2021, which was presented at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma.
Particular attention will be paid to the provision of modern drugs for people with cancer, diabetes and atrial fibrillation, as well as people who have suffered acute myocardial infarction.
Every year there are more and more effective drugs that reduce the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. Among them are drugs for lipid-lowering and antiplatelet therapy, which can be used on an outpatient basis.
Thanks to the subsidized program, modern medicines are available to patients who have had acute myocardial infarction, patients with high blood cholesterol levels and people suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Moscow switched to new standards of cancer care three years earlier than other regions. Additional funds in the amount of 15.6 billion rubles will make it possible to fully provide chemotherapy treatment with modern drugs for patients for the six most common oncological diseases.
More than seven billion rubles from the 2021 budget will be spent on the purchase of drugs, test strips and consumables for insulin pumps that patients with diabetes need.
During the spread of coronavirus infection, Muscovites who are provided with social support will receive medicines to their homes. Prescriptions for them will be written out remotely.
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