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– For 30 years we have been fighting for patients who have oxygen concentrators to be reimbursed for electricity costs. So far, there is no such thing - said prof. dr hab. n. med. Paweł Śliwiński, head of the 2nd Department of Lung Diseases at the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in Warsaw during the Wednesday session of the Parliamentary Health Committee. The Ministry of Health replies that currently there is no possibility for the National Health Fund to take into account such costs. However, work is underway to introduce a model of comprehensive care for patients with respiratory problems.
As Katarzyna Lubnauer, MP from the Nowoczesna party, said, the patient community points out that with the increase in costs related to home ventilation, such as electricity costs, the help they receive is often insufficient.
– The currently implemented solutions mean that a certain pool of kilowatt hours is sold at lower prices. In the case of people with disabilities, this pool is slightly increased, but in the case of mechanically ventilated people, this still does not meet their needs. They are calling for the pool to be significantly higher in their case. They are afraid that if they cannot afford to mainta...
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