Gov’t offers support to Lupus Patients

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the Government spent more than $12 million on drugs for lupus patients in the last financial year, and more persons should register and access the support.

Addressing a virtual forum to observe World Lupus Day on Monday, Dr. Tufton said more than 900 patients benefited.

He pointed out that the NHF subsidises more than 120 medications for lupus care, and persons with the disorder can access services at 105 fully operational Drug Serv pharmacies and 49 private/public pharmacies.

Dr. Tufton said the Government has been playing its part to advance services for the patients, by supporting initiatives that improve the awareness and understanding of the disease.