The Government backs an idea to increase funding for the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (NAMS) in 2017 the sum worth UAH 639 million. A relevant commission to prepare proposals of amendments to the State budget for 2017 was given by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the results of the meeting dedicated to the funding problems of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.
"I heard a figure of 639 million and now I give an order to the Ministry of Finance to assess economic indicators in order to provide funding irrespective of our decision to make amendments to the State budget which might take place in June emphasized the Prime Minister. The National Academy of Medical Sciences ought to be the top, progressive authority as well as to obtain high technologies and proper working conditions. If the financing won’t be changed - the system will remain inefficient and each institution will experience losses”.
The Prime Minister also expressed readiness to support the idea of expanding the number of participants in the pilot project aimed to change the financing of medical care in private research institutions of the NAMS. In this context, Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the medical institutions of the Academy need to make their own income by providing quality medical services. According to the Head of Government the crucial task for today is consider granting autonomy to institutions. Volodymyr Groysman urged the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine as well the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine to demonstrate synergy towards aforesaid issue.
"We need to update the system, we should switch to funding specific health services as well as in each person, assured the Prime Minister. The change of this philosophy will provide a new impetus to development".
In the course of the meeting President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine Vitaliy Tsymbalyuk thanked the Prime Minister for the unwavering support as well as commended the assistance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine regarding allocation the previous year of a sum worth UAH 817 million to the clinics.