ST. PETERSBURG, August 25 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – A woman in court requests the St. Petersburg healthcare committee to urgently provide her child with a drug worth over $1 million, RAPSI has been told in the United press service of St. Petersburg courts.
A lawsuit filed by Svetlana Gepalova is considered by the city’s Kuybyshevsky District Court. The claim reads that the Zolgensma medicine must be administered by intravenous injection until the ill child reaches 2 years to be effective. Her kid will accomplish 2 years on September 2.
Zolgensma is a gene therapy medicinal product for the treatment of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) with mutation approved only in the U.S. and Europe. According to the claimant, a council of physicians recommended her child the use of this drug. The woman asks court to oblige the city’s healthcare committee urgently provide her child with the medicine by its purchase and organization of the injection.