Holocaust survivors to get free medications

Ynet learns Health and Social Affairs ministries, HMO representatives to form criteria for reform which will include tens of thousands of Shoah survivors, scheduled to be launched next month

Yael Branovsky

Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors will be able to enjoy free medications starting next month, Ynet has learned, following an agreement reached Sunday evening between Social Affairs Ministry Director-General Nachum Itzkovitz and Health Ministry Director-General Avi Yisraeli and representatives of Israel’s health maintenance organizations.

As part of the reform, whose criteria will be finalized in the coming weeks, survivors will be entitled to free medications regardless of the type of medicine. Needy survivors will be favored.