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UAE to give free medication to low-income patients

Ministry of Health and Prevention said around 260 patients will be part of the programme

UAE to give free medication to low-income patients
The initiative will see low-income patients - including those who aren't covered by insurance - gain access to vital medications to treat multiple myeloma, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has partnered with healthcare supplies firm Biologix and Axios Health Education Services to provide around 260 low-income patients will treatment, according to the WAM state news agency.

The initiative will see low-income patients - including those who aren't covered by insurance - gain access to vital medications to treat multiple myeloma, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

"This humanitarian initiative is part of a series of initiatives launched by MoHAP in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance. It aims at providing drugs for the needy patients who aren't covered by insurance, improving patients' commitment to pursuing their treatment plan, supporting uninsured patients and those who don't have prescriptions to obtain their treatment," Dr. Ruqaya Al Bastaki, Director of Drug Department at the ministry, was quoted as saying.

Axios Health Education Services will work with charities and partners such as licensed doctors, pharmacies, to make sure the medications and treatments are delivered to those who need them.

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