MP: Protecting patients' rights in Azerbaijan will depend on insurance companies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 9 / Trend M. Aliyev /
A compulsory medical insurance should be applied in Azerbaijan for the law "On patents' rights" operated in the country, Parliamentary Social Policy Committee Deputy Chairman Musa Guliyev told Trend.
He said this law is directly related to the financing of the healthcare sphere, and it will not be able to operate at full strength until mandatory health insurance has been applied.
The spring session of the parliament will discuss the law "On patents' rights".
"The insurance companies should pay the funds so that the law's provisions were real," Guliyev said.
Azerbaijan has a law on mandatory health insurance. It's just that necessary funds are not allocated for its application and certain structural and organizational work has not been carried out.
The law on compulsory health insurance was adopted in Azerbaijan in 1999, but enforcement of the law was delayed for 5 years to reduce the tax burden. In December 2009, the Cabinet of Ministers established the State Agency for Compulsory Health Insurance. Creating a system of health insurance is part of the reforms in the health sector and improving the quality of service care.