The system of "Compulsory health insurance" will be introduced in Uzbekistan from 2021
In the capital, the Ministry of Health and the WHO Country Office in Uzbekistan are holding a high-level political dialogue on the topic “Reform of health financing in Uzbekistan”.
Representatives of the government responsible for the implementation of financial reform and the introduction of compulsory health insurance, as well as leading experts and consultants from the WHO Regional Office for Europe from the UK, Sweden, Spain, Latvia and the Republic of Korea, representatives of the international financial structure have been invited.
The event said that today our country is undergoing significant socio-economic transformations aimed at modernizing the state. As part of these transformations, the republic has embarked on a comprehensive and far-reaching program for reforming its health care system, as defined in the Concept for the Development of the Healthcare System of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2019-2025.
Because according to it, such stable tasks have been identified as improving legislation in the field of healthcare, forming a modern management system in the field of medicine and in the regions of a "cluster" model of healthcare organization, improving the healthcare financing system, improving the quality and availability of medical care, improving the system of providing medical care. for mothers and children, the development of private health care, public-private partnerships and medical tourism, the further development of the pharmaceutical industry, the formation of an effective system of training, retraining and advanced training of medical personnel, as well as the development of medical science, the widespread introduction of information and communication technologies and "e-health" ...
During the conversation, it was said that work had begun on introducing a mechanism to improve the health care financing system, determining the volume of state-guaranteed free medical care, a system of payment for medical services for a “treated case” by clinical-cost groups and new mechanisms of per capita financing.
And also with the aim of the phased introduction of compulsory health insurance in our country this year, the legal framework of the system is being developed. And from 2021, its implementation will begin and, first of all, compulsory insurance will be provided in large organizations. During the meeting, it was noted that one of the main directions for the further development of the sphere is the improvement of the country's health financing system. The reform of this area is aimed at ensuring equal access to health care and financial protection of the population, as well as equitable distribution of resources.
During the event, the participants once again thoroughly discussed the implementation of compulsory health insurance and e-health, and also named the parties that should be paid attention to in financing the sphere. The national strategy developed over the past period based on the study of world experience and proposals of international experts, aimed at financing health care and the introduction of compulsory health insurance, was highly appreciated.
The event was attended by Adviser to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan A. Abduvakhitov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A. Abdukhakimov, leading economic expert at WHO M. Yakab, head of the WHO office in the Republic of Uzbekistan L. Kuppens, Minister of Health of Uzbekistan A. Shadmanov.
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