4. Paying for services
Adequate funding for health is important to manage the excess demands on the health system. This section considers how countries are PAYING FOR COVID-19 SERVICES. Health financing describes how much is spent on health and the distribution of health spending across different service areas. The section also describes who is covered for COVID-19 testing and treatment, whether there are any notable gaps (in population coverage and service coverage), and how much people pay (if at all) for those services out-of-pocket.
4.1 Health financing
Price controls for essential PPE have been introduced and the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission has agreed to extend the period of state regulation of prices for respiratory protective equipment (masks intended for individual use and disinfectants) in Belarus for 90 days, from July 7 to October 4 this year.