The Plan commenced on September 20, 2010 and provides prescriptions free-of-charge to affected eligible persons.
Chronic Conditions covered under the National Prescription Drug Plan include:
Rheumatic Disease (Arthritis and Lupus), Asthma (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)), Benign Prostate Hypertrophy, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease & Cardiomyopathy, Prostate Cancer, Psychiatric Illness (Dementia, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Psychosis), Sickle Cell Anemia, Thyroid Disease.
Persons eligible for the National Prescription Drug Plan include:
In future phases, the Plan will cover employed and self-employed persons, and voluntarily insured contributors.
"Reducing Costs, Increasing Access, Improving Health"