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The Federation Council approved the law on financing the treatment of orphan diseases – Russia news today

The Federation Council approved the law on financing the treatment of orphan diseases

© Depositphotos / sudok1Коридор in the hospital. Archival photoThe Federation Council approved the law on financing the treatment of orphan diseases© Depositphotos / sudok1

The Federation Council at the meeting on Saturday approved the amendments on the transfer of funding for five treatment of patients with rare (orphan) diseases at the Federal level.

According to legislators, such support today is needed more than two thousand people, of which more than a thousand children. In the case of early assignment and receipt of medicines the patients will be able to learn and work, they will improve the quality of life by reducing symptoms of diseases.

Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Galina Karelova said, adopted at the legislative level is a big help to the regions. Five diseases of the financing will amount to 10 billion rubles, i.e. almost one third of the current costs of subjects of the Russian Federation for this purpose.

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