Full application of compulsory health insurance in Azerbaijan postponed for another year


November 5, Fineko/abc.az. The Azerbaijani government continues extending the terms of the announcement of the application of compulsory health insurance in the country.

Today, Finance Minister Samir Sharifov stated during the Milli Majlis discussions of State Budget 2019 package that the use of CHI throughout the country is scheduled for 2020 and that the final preparatory work will be carried out in 2019.

The minister added that State Budget 2019 will allocate AZN 224 million for CHI and will consider the question of raising finances in the special fund for application of CHI.

Currently, introduction of CHI bears pilot nature, and this system is used in the Mingachevir, Yevlakh and Agdash districts. Also, an international consultant has been involved to carry out work in this direction – McKinsey & Company, which will participate in development of a roadmap for phased transition to CHI throughout Azerbaijan.

Earlier, the Azerbaijan State CHI Agency announced full application of CHI in 2019, as well as development of a special roadmap in this direction.