Kazakhstanis can get the following medical care for free

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Kazakhstanis can get the following medical care for free

Kazakhstanis can get the following medical care for free

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The Social Health Insurance Fund explained what free medical care is available for Kazakhstanis, Kazpravda.kz reports.

"The guaranteed volume of free medical care is provided to absolutely everyone, regardless of the insurance status. Patient complaints about denials of medical care due to lack of medical insurance have become more frequent. It is important to note that medical care, which is included in the guaranteed volume of medical care, should be provided to any patient free of charge and without failure", - specified in the press service of the SHIF.

Thus, the state provides the population with the necessary package of basic medical services, including:

- ambulance and emergency medical care (if necessary - hospitalization);

- service in polyclinics (reception and consultation with a therapist, including with narrow specialists in the presence of socially significant and chronic diseases; laboratory services; diagnostics; treatment; vaccination; screenings; patronage of children under 1 year old; pregnancy management);

- diagnostics and treatment for: socially significant diseases (tuberculosis, HIV, mental disorders, malignant neoplasms); major chronic diseases (diabetes, arterial hypertension, viral hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.); acute infectious diseases dangerous to others.

Also, citizens who are registered at the dispensary for certain diseases and conditions can receive medicines on a free basis.

As for the services in the compulsory health insurance package, then, according to the Code on Health and Healthcare System of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the insured citizens can get the following types of medical care:

- specialized medical care on an outpatient basis, including: preventive medical examinations; reception and consultation of doctors of a narrow profile by the referral of the district doctor; dynamic observation by specialized specialists of persons with chronic diseases; provision of dental care in a planned form to pregnant women and children under 18 years old, as well as in an emergency form - to children under 18 years old, pregnant women, participants in the Second World War, disabled people, mothers with many children, recipients of TSA (targeted social assistance), pensioners, patients with infectious diseases and socially significant diseases; diagnostic services, including laboratory diagnostics, ultrasound, X-ray, CT, MRI;

- specialized, including high-tech, inpatient medical care (home hospital, day hospital, round-the-clock hospital);

- medical rehabilitation.

At the same time, the SHIF reminded that the state pays contributions for almost 11 million Kazakhstanis from 15 socially vulnerable categories. Thus, they receive medical care in the compulsory social health insurance package.

"All services in the compulsory health insurance package are provided to the insured patient by the referral of the local doctor on a free basis. If the clinic to which the patient is attached cannot provide any service, then it must refer the patient to a medical organization with which a co-performance agreement has been concluded for this type of medical care", - explained in the fund.

Citizens who have been denied medical assistance can file a complaint through the Qoldau mobile app 24/7. The Social Health Insurance Fund, as the advocate of patients' rights, will consider the appeal and take the necessary measures.

12:35, 19 August 2020

Источник: http://www.kazpravda.kz

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