18 December 2020

Social Security Institution: Drugs for SMA patients are free

Social Security Institution declared that the drugs for SMA patients vitaly required for recovery are free.

Turkey becomes the most admired country and abroad nowadays all around the world with its remarkable revolution in health services.

Social Security Institution (SGK) said in a statement about SMA disease drugs, "The drug, which is widely used in the treatment of SMA disease all around the world, is included in the list of drugs that can be brought from abroad by the Ministry of Health; It is brought from abroad by the Social Security Institution with special permission without any intermediary and It is delivered to our patients free of charge."

The Social Security Institution (SGK) made a written statement with regard to the SMA disease drugs. The statement included the following statements:

"Access to Medicines, Examinations and Treatment Are Provided Free of Charge"

The General health insurance lets 99% of the citizens to access to qualified health services. The drug, which is widely used in the treatment of SMA disease all over the world, is included in the list of drugs that can be brought from abroad by the Ministry of Health; is brought from abroad by the Social Security Institution with special permission and delivered to our patients without intermediaries and free of charge.In addition to medicines, access to all kinds of examinations and treatments within this scope is also provided free of charge.

The drug used in SMA Treatment;

“The drug is covered by the Health Implementation Communiqué (SUT) from 05/07/2017 for SMA Type-1 patients and from 01/02/2019 for SMA Type-2/3 patients. Until now, the amount paid in this context has exceeded 2 billion TL. The effectiveness and appropriateness of new drugs, tests and treatment methods for all diseases continue to be monitored and observed by the relevant commissions. Turkey is always cares all our citizens.”