Serbian healthcare system to start using 16 innovative cancer medications

The Serbian healthcare system is expanding the list of innovative medicines to be used in the regular treatment of the most serious diseases and investing large financial resources in equipping healthcare institutions throughout the country.

On Tuesday, the Central Medical Commission included 22 new innovative drugs on the list of drugs that are available on prescription. These include the 16 most innovative drugs used in the treatment of breast, lung and prostate cancer.  

Director of the State Healthcare Fund (RFZO), Sanja Radojević Škodrić, says that that is important news, especially at a time when diagnostic equipment is also being procured.

„Thanks to this equipment, we will be able to detect many serious diseases at an early stage and then use innovative therapies to treat them. They provide a drastically better quality of life and significantly extend the life of patients,“ said Radojević Škodrić.

By the end of November, 10 magnetic resonance imaging machines worth 1.89 billion dinars were delivered and these devices are now available in the University Medical Center Niš, Kragujevac, KBC Zvezdara, Leskovac, Šabac, Valjevo, Čačak, Pirot, Užice and Kladovo.

By March 2024, 12 more magnetic resonance imaging devices will be provided for health centres in Smederevo, Bor, Zaječar, Užice, Vranje, Vršac, Požarevac, Loznica, Prokuplje, the Clinical Centre of Serbia and the Clinical Centre of Novi Sad

By the end of the year, 18 mammograms, worth 390 million euros, will have been delivered or are already delivered to Kladovo, Negotin, Babušnica, Prokuplje, Sokobanja, Pirot, Vračar, Niš, Vladičin Han, Kragujevac, Surčin, Kuršumlija, Kruševac, Požarevac, Obrenovac, Vlasotince, Majdanpek and Leskovac.

Also in November, health institutions in 15 cities and municipalities received ultrasound machines worth 123 million dinars – the Sveti Sava Hospital in Belgrade, as well as health centres in Novi Pazar, Niš, Čačak, Knjaževac, Zaječar, Valjevo, Užice, Kragujevac, Petrovac na Mlavi, the Belgrade municipalities of Savski Venac, Stari Grad and Zvezdara, Zemun and Grocka.

(Kurir, 07.12.2023)

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