YEREVAN, June 3. / ARKA /. Saro Tsaturyan, a senior official of Armenia’s ministry of health, said today that tens of thousands of public servants, eligible for a package of socials security benefits, including health insurance, will be provided with mandatory certificates confirming their right to free medical services.
The benefits package was enforced from January 2012 for public servants working in culture, education and social security sectors. The size of monthly payments under the compulsory health insurance scheme for civil and public servant is 52,000 drams. The total amount of the benefit for a social or public servant financed by the government is 132,000 drams. .
According to Tsaturyan, the new order will expand the opportunities for public servants to get health services.
Tsaturyan added that the certificates will be provided free of charge within the next two months.
"In addition to the certificate, the beneficiaries will be given also free booklets with detailed information about the benefits package and health facilities in which they can receive appropriate medical care,” he said.
Tsaturyan also noted that the health insurance of the beneficiaries will be handled from now by the health ministry that has signed agreements with approximately 100 medical institutions of the country for the provision of health services to eligible servants.
Tsaturyan also reported that the state health agency has set up a special department to oversee the issuance of certificates and provision of high quality medical services. ($ 1 - 413.49 drams). -0 -