Agency talks implementation of mandatory health insurance in Azerbaijan (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance is fully ready for introduction of mandatory health insurance throughout the country in 2019, Vugar Gurbanov, head of the medical insurance department of the state agency, said in an interview with Trend.
He said that presently the agency is taking the necessary actions for introduction of mandatory health insurance.
"The main goal of the agency is the introduction of mandatory health insurance throughout the country as soon as possible,” Gurbanov said.
He added that presently the primary task is to create a solid and perfect legislative base for the introduction of mandatory medical insurance in Azerbaijan.
"Some changes and amendments to the legislation have already been adopted," Gurbanov said. "Currently, we are negotiating with a number of state structures regarding the approval of the new bill "On Medical Insurance" prepared by the agency, which is intended to ensure the legal regulation of the mandatory medical insurance. The solution of this issue will be an important step for the successful implementation of the mandatory medical insurance in Azerbaijan.”
The State Agency for Mandatory Medical Insurance began to operate in Azerbaijan in February 2016. A test project on mandatory medical insurance, which currently covers the city of Mingachevir, as well as Yevlakh and Agdash districts, has been implemented in the country since the end of 2016.
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