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More than 35,000 NHF beneficiaries enrolled in 2014

Published:Friday | January 2, 2015 | 1:18 PM

The National Health Fund (NHF) enrolled approximately 38,000 new beneficiaries in 2014.



This included just over 27,500 persons for the NHF Card and nearly 10,500 persons for the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP).



During the year 217,000 NHF Card beneficiaries received $3.6 billion in subsidies to fill just over 3.7 million prescription items.



Currently there are approximately 548,000 persons enrolled under the NHF Individual Benefits Programme for the NHF Card and JADEP.



The NHF Card provides subsidies for more than 1,300 prescription items and covers 15 chronic diseases.



Any Jamaican resident who suffers from any of the fifteen conditions may apply for the NHF Card to assist them to purchase their medication.



JADEP provides 72 prescription items for persons who are 60 years and over and who have any of the ten chronic conditions covered by the NHF.



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