On 26 November, Armenia’s Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan went live on his Facebook page to discuss a new draft bill proposed by the Ministry of Health. The bill foresees enforcing mandatory health insurance in Armenia by implementing a universal 6% health income tax. [Read more…]
According to the All-Russian Society of Orphan Diseases, Daghestan is the number one region in Russia in terms of the number of rare diseases. Despite the law guaranteeing such patients free treatment, Daghestani patients complain that there is a lack of systematic medical care. [Read more…]
The Georgian Parliament is considering tough new laws against smoking. However, with excise duty on cigarettes going up, smoking is becoming even more profitable for the government’s budget. [Read more…]
The Minister of Health of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia announced on 29 March plans to sign an agreement with the Russian Federation to provide Abkhazians who are citizens of Russia with medical insurance. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Minister of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs, Davit Sergeenko, announced a ‘second wave’ of public universal healthcare on 16 March, which would provide differentiated packages for universal healthcare users. The proposals would deprive roughly 32,000 high income citizens of medical services currently covered by the universal healthcare programme.