Creation of Qazaqstan Halqyna Fund to increase availability of expensive medical services and medicines for patients with rare diseases – Ministry of Healthcare

Measures to fulfill the instructions of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, given on Jan. 11, 2022, during his speech in the Majilis of the Parliament were considered at the government session. Minister of Health Azhar Giniyat spoke about the measures to implement the instructions.

First. In order to provide effective medical care to patients with CVI, the work of PHC organizations will continue to ensure timely diagnosis and outpatient treatment.

Second. To date, more than 14,000 beds have been deployed, and the country is ready to deploy up to 50,000 additional infectious beds.

Third. Taking into account international experience, the effectiveness of new drugs will be studied for further implementation in clinical protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of CVI.

Fourth. Vaccination and revaccination of the population will continue. For this, measures will be taken to additionally purchase about 6.5 million doses of vaccines.

Fifth. Taking into account the emerging epidemiological situation, additional restrictive measures will be promptly introduced both within the country and at the state border.

The minister reported on the implementation of the instructions of the Head of State on the establishment of the Public Social Fund "Qazaqstan Halqyna".

“According to the current legislation, a public fund means a fund established by individuals or legal entities – public associations. The scope of the Fund will cover various aspects of social and cultural activities (health, education, sports, culture, social infrastructure, restoration of the consequences of pogroms and support for the families of fallen servicemen). Funding will come from private and public sources. It is planned to attract the assistance of international charitable organizations, mandatory contributions from the lottery operator, the rate accounting center and other monopolists, and regular contributions to the Fund from large businesses,” the Minister of Healthcare explained.

In this regard, it is proposed to create a working group under the Government with the participation of representatives of civil society to determine the public association that will act as the founder of the Fund, as well as to develop implementation mechanisms.

The Ministry of Healthcare will make proposals on the list of medicines and calculations of the estimated costs for the treatment of children with orphan diseases from the funds of the Public Social Fund "Qazaqstan Halqyna".

In the field of child health, the most relevant is the provision of drugs for children with rare (orphan) and severe diseases.

“No country in the world fully finances all orphan diseases, given the extremely high costs. The creation of the Fund will increase the availability of expensive medical services and medicines for patients with orphan diseases,” Giniyat added.

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