Patients with chronic diseases are faced with a reduction in the availability of medical care

All-Russian Union of patients (VSP) sent the Minister of health of Michael Murashko, the letter in which reported any difficulties with the availability of desperately needed drug therapy and routine medical care in hospitals.

Difficulties experienced by adults and children with rheumatic diseases requiring cyclic immunosuppressive therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, with short bowel syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, cystic fibrosis, primary immunodeficiency, chronic hepatitis b and C.

Hospitals, including daylight, fold up the provision of routine medical care due to coronavirus infection and the measures taken by the government to prevent its further spread.

“In most cases, the cause of the difficulties was the unavailability of routine medical care in connection with termination of admission of patients to the hospitals. I am sure that in addition to the aforementioned groups of patients with chronic diseases, constant therapy in the hospitals, in Moscow and in the regions, requires a much broader population of patients,” said co-chair of the all-Russian Union of patients Yuri Zhulev.

“In this situation, patients have limited access not only to the required lifelong medical treatment received in a hospital within the system, but also to other types of vital medical care. In this regard, we made a proposal to the Minister of health to give an indication of the request from the chief experts of the Russian Ministry of health the relevant current data and to address this issue,” said co-chair of the all-Russian Union of patients, Jan Vlasov.

The letter also contains the request to explain the order received by patients with chronic diseases planned life-saving medical care within the hospitals in connection with the published order of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation No. 198н.

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