Mazhilis approved amendments to legislation governing healthcare
The Law provides for the introduction of a new model of the guaranteed volume of free medical care.
The draft law contains novelties in 11 legislative acts, including the Code 'On Health of the People and the Healthcare System', the criminal and criminal procedure codes and the Code on Administrative Offences.
The Mazhilis deputies have approved the draft law 'On the introduction of amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on healthcare' at the plenary session, which, in particular, provide for the introduction of a new model of a guaranteed volume of free medical care, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
The Kazakh Healthcare Minister, Yelzhan Birtaniv, while presenting amendments to the legislation, noted that the novelties are introduced to 11 legislative acts, including the Code 'On the health of the people and the health care system', the criminal and criminal procedure codes and the Code on administrative offenses.
Within the guaranteed volume of free medical care, the medical care necessary will be provided to all citizens, oralmans (resettlers), foreigners and stateless people, those with permanent residence in Kazakhstan.
"It will include such medical services as emergency aid services and air ambulance, primary health care, instant impatient medical care, and hospital care, palliative aid, as well as treatment for socially significance diseases," said the Minister.
He underlined that a new model of the guaranteed volume of free medical care and obligatory social health insurance corresponds with all the WHO principles on universal health coverage.
In turn, medical care within the system of obligatory social medical insurance will include services of the over-guaranteed volume of medical care to increase living standards of the population.
"Firstly, it includes consultative and diagnostic aid, outpatient provision of medicines, inpatient medical care, planned inpatient care, medical rehabilitation of adults and children by discipline: cardiology, cardio-surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, traumatology, and orthopedics," said Yelzhan Birtanov.
In connection with the adoption of the amendments, the Minister noted that the following results are expected: reduction of the burden on specialists working at primary health care facilities, increase in access to medical care, and in the transparency of the market of medical services for medical organizations.
In addition, the draft law provides for the introduction of a unified plan to develop healthcare infrastructure, to improve protection of public health care, to increase the quality of training health workers.