More than 75 percent of Kyrgyzstanis are insured. Chairman of the Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund (CMIF) Marat Kaliev said today at a meeting of the Committee on Social Affairs, Education, Science, Culture and Health Care of the Parliament.
According to him, at least 931,000 patients received in-patient treatment in 2014 while in 2008 - 870, 000. "The budget of the single-payer system is consolidated, the main burden falls on the national budget (65 percent). About 56 percent of the consolidated budget goes to hospitals, 38 percent - to primary health care, and another 6 percent - to TB care," CMIF chairman said.
"Income from the working population makes up 83 percent and this category consumes only 13 percent of services. In practice, they are taxpayers for all other categories of the population. At least 51 percent of the mandatory health insurance fund is spent on medicines and nutrition and 23 percent - on the material and technical part. Republican budget funds are mainly directed to the salaries and deductions to the Social Fund," Marat Kaliev said.
The meeting discusses implementation of the budget of the Social Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2014.