LUPUS TO BE COVERED BY NHF

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Persons who have been diagnosed with Lupus will have coverage under the National Health Fund NHF, by April 30.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks organs of the body.

It is estimated that 6,000 individuals in Jamaica have the condition, with the vast majority being females.

The coverage of subsidies for the treatment of Lupus is estimated to cost the NHF 340 million dollars.

Over the last 15 years the Fund has provided $30 billion in subsidies for pharmaceuticals to NHF Cardholders living with 16 chronic illnesses.