The providing and editing of the national rare diseases document is one of the most vital activities of the Rare Diseases Foundation, and in this regard, the Rare Diseases Foundation of Iran, with a lot of endeavor and follow-up, and with the participation and cooperation of the professors and expertise of the Foundation and other universities of medical sciences, prepared and compiled the National Document of Rare Diseases of Iran, which after being approved by the Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Health and Food Safety and the cooperation and collaboration of the honorable officials of that ministry and other related institutions, was finally approved by the honorable president and announced. Undoubtedly, the declaration of this document can be a very huge and effective step in determining the duties of the institutions and beneficiaries related to these patients, providing services to rare patients and their families, and solving the problems of these patient respectfully
The deputy of insurance and services of the iran health insurance organization declared :we cover one million and thousand patients in the fund for rare and hard treatment diseases.
In report of mehr news agency ,Mehdi rezaei,
According the insurance coverage of rare and hard treatment patients, announce : 1,600 billion tomans have been paid in the first 4 months of this year to cover the costs of rare and hard treatment patients .
Most of services are provided in the pharmaceutical, medical radiation and laboratory services, 75% of which are related to the pharmaceutical sector .
Rezaei added: 63 service packages have been prepared in this fund for these patients, who have received the most services in the rare and hard treatment patients fund, respectively , for cancer , MS, AND HEMOPHILIA
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