Hepatitis C and cirrhosis will be treated definitively in Moldova starting with the beginning of 2017.
The Ministry of Health has purchased modern drugs, which take effect in just two months.
From new treatments will benefit approximately 3,000 patients.
Treatment methods used so far did not cure hepatitis C and cirrhosis, but only halted the progression of disease.
Furthermore, adverse reactions occured during therapy. And that while the state spent 10,000 euro to rehabilitate a patient. Modern treatment, however, is much cheaper and efficient.
The revolutionary drugs are eagerly awaited by patients suffering terribly from the disease.
In order to benefit from modern treatments, patients must go to the district infectious disease doctor and make all necessary investigations. Later, the medical exam results will be sent to the Ministry of Health.
"The specialized committee created by the Ministry of Health will review all the applications and the patient will receive a decision which is treatment regimen to be followed. With this regimen he returns to the infectious disease doctor and that one frees treatment" said Health Minister Ruxanda Glavan.
Also,the Ministry of Health has purchased the drugs at a lower price by about 40 percent for patients for viral hepatitis B and D.
In total, for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, from the state budget was allocated 35 million lei. According to Ministry of Health, the medical records have nearly 41,000 patients.