SOUTH KOREA TEST-RUN PILOT PROJECT ON REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR HERBAL MEDICINE.

Nigeria with abundant herbal medicine practitioners can borrow a leaf from the government of south korea who is running a pilot health insurance project which reimburses the cost of herbal medicine despite opposition from western-trained medical community.

The south korea ministry of health and welfare will spend $136million on the three year nation wide project.

Under the pilot scheme, reimbursements are in respect of three illnesses;

  1. Facial nerve paralysis
  2. Cerebrovascular diseases side effects for people aged 65 & above and lastly menstrual pain.

Government will reimburse 50% of the drug price (herbal) used for the three illnesses once a year for 10 days administrations and twice a year for five days administrations.

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