At its session on Wednesday the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a decision on putting into operation the facilities of the Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital completed in the framework of the first phase of construction activities and on the complete launch of the hospital. The resolution was introduced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
“I cannot afford the luxury of promising and then forgetting what I have promised. And by example, I want to make politicians to treat people responsibly. Our society should be honored and valued. Having said a person must meet his or her pledge”, urged Volodymyr Groysman, “One-and-half years ago, I promised to facilitate the completion of the first phase of the Okhmatdyt Hospital and today we adopt a decision on the full launch of the first stage of the complex."
The Head of Government thanked everyone who engaged in activities and commissioned the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine to ensure that in two to three months the hospital accepted first patients.
In June of 2017, the Prime Minister visited the site of construction of the first phase of the Okhmatdyt, where he stressed the need for the speedy completion of all activities. In October, the Head of Government summoned a special meeting and instructed the management of the Ministry of Healthcare, law enforcement agencies, contractor companies and equipment suppliers to unfreeze the project and hold all procurement tenders to meet the specified construction deadlines.
According to the plan, the first phase of a large medical complex with an area of over 26 thousand square meters will have MRT systems and other equipment that will allow for complex procedures for children of all ages.
On the whole, the reconstructed Okhmatdyt complex shall cover an area of 67 thousand square meters and consist of several units, in which there shall be equipped 10 modern surgical departments, 5 oncological and hematological departments, and a diagnostic department.