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The Cost of Medications is Still Rising

According to the “Population Welfare Survey”, the costs of medical care and medicines have been rapidly risen for some households.

This expenditure amounted to more than 10% of total expenditure for 34.2% of households, which is higher than the 2015 figure (29.8%).

In addition, 26.5% of households have a share of JDC over 25% of non-food expenses, which exceeds the previous survey data. 27.8% of households noted that the purchase of medicines was a major problem for them.