Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services, within the scope of the Social Security Institution Measures in the fight against COVID-19, "During the normalization process, the health reports and prescriptions of our chronic patients expired as of January 1 will be valid until a second announcement." said.
No Prescribing Arrangements Will Be Required
Minister Selçuk said, "Thus, our patients who receive medicines and medical supplies based on a medical report due to their chronic illness will not need to have a new prescription." used the expressions.
SSI to Cover Medicines and Medical Equipment Cost
Reminding that the obligation of chronic patients and those in the high-risk group to apply to health service providers to get a prescription was temporarily removed, Minister Selçuk reiterated that the cost of medicine and medical supplies will be covered by the Social Security Institution during this period. In this context, Minister Selçuk stated that medicines previously given for one month will continue to be given quarterly.
Minister Selçuk also reminded that the reports registered in the MEDULA System as of January 1, 2020 will be valid in meeting the drug needs of our citizens with chronic diseases and those who are deemed on administrative leave due to chronic disease.
On the other hand, the current reports of patients with a temporary disability report in disabled and elderly pensions and home care assistance will continue to be valid until a second announcement.