Azerbaijan plans to introduce compulsory medical liability insurance
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 20
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
it is planned to make compulsory professional liability insurance of doctors in Azerbaijan, the Association of Insurers of Azerbaijan (ASA) said in its report.
According to the report, this issue was discussed at the meeting of the relevant working group of the Association.
During the meeting, it was noted that the use of compulsory insurance in this area will favorably affect both doctors and patients. The aim is, on one hand, to provide financial compensation to a patient as a result of medical error, and on the other hand - to protect the reputation of doctors.
The report notes that compulsory insurance of professional responsibility of doctors is actively used worldwide.
"Medical error is one of the pressing problems of our days. Therefore, medical liability insurance should be regulated in one form or another. To do this, the mechanism of compulsory insurance is important", the message said.
According to the report, during the meeting it was noted that the use of this mechanism should start with private clinics. Necessary changes in the legislation were also discussed.
At present, professional liability insurance is provided on a voluntary basis in Azerbaijan. According to the Chamber of supervision over the financial markets of Azerbaijan, following the results of the first quarter, the fees for this type of insurance amounted to 847.6 thousand manats. There were no payments under this type of insurance for this period.
The official exchange rate as of April 19 is 1.7 AZN/USD.