Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / MP Musa Guliyev, the Deputy Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Commission on Law Policy and State Building, has stated that the bill on 'Medicine Insurance' adopted several years ago has not been functioning practically. The work of the Cabinet of Ministers on implementing the laws from 2006 has not had any positive results.
"There is a necessity to inject supplements into the Bill and Parliament is waiting for the submission of corresponding proposals by executive bodies," the MP said. Result of monitoring held in Azerbaijan in 2007 revealed that about 30% of health care expenditure is paid by the State and 70% by the public, the latter of which is implemented illegally.
Guliyev considers that introducing changes in the Bill will allow workers, pensioners, children and the disabled to receive medical insurance. "The Bill will attract the public to the medical service and this in turn will demonstrate the State's concern for its citizens," Guliyev added.