The drug is 50-70 thousand.
Ukraine does not provide patients with coronavirus drug tocilizumab, which is used to combat complications СOVID-19, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Apostrophe.
This was reported by the infectious disease physician of Kievo-Svyatoshinsky CRB Olga Voznyuk.
According to her, this drug is recommended for patients at risk with the threat of severe disease or if the disease progresses rapidly. She stressed that it really helps.
“Intensive care patients who survive, the received tocilizumab”, she said.
Before the pandemic, the drug cost from 8 to 12 thousand hryvnia, and now a single dose will cost 50-70 thousand.
“You need 1 to 3 doses. We treated 1 dose for severe patients to give them a chance to survive. And this preparation is even more necessary for infectious resuscitation than ventilator. This is my personal opinion, as a practicing severe patients with COVID-19. Not every patient or his relatives can afford to spend such huge money,” she said.
Interestingly, the law “On protection of population from infectious diseases” clearly stipulates that patients with infectious diseases in Ukraine should be treated for free.