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The state does not pay expensive tests for pregnant women

The state does not pay expensive tests for pregnant women


Most of the investigations that are required for a pregnancy are not settled by the health insurance fund.
For example, none of the infectious diseases that can cause major complications in a pregnancy appear on the list of compensated medical investigations through the insurance system, nor any analyzes that can detect the risk of the child suffering from a genetic disorder.
"We settle for pregnancy only the investigation of HIV / AIDS infection, the detection of RH and syphilis. In addition, according to the law, and for pregnant women the same tests are settled as for the rest of the insured: blood tests (hemogram, calcium, magnesium, etc.) as well as the secretions ", explained the spokesman of the Health Insurance House of Bucharest, Cristina Calinoiu.
The recommended investigations for the detection of infectious diseases such as toxoplasma or rubella or triple test are not covered by insurance, an analysis that can detect genetic abnormalities and cost more than one million lei.
"Undetected, infectious diseases can cause chronic or acute infections, premature births or malformations in newborns," explains Doina Nitulescu, a gynecologist primary physician at Biomedica. The specialist also says that in the western countries a large part of the mentioned medical investments are obligatory and are settled by insurance.
Source: The Event of the Day
October 23, 2006