Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Olexandr Saienko outlined the key priorities of the Government for 2018. According to him, among the topmost objectives will be prolonging reforms in decentralization, health care, education, agro-industrial complex, infrastructure, energy efficiency, public service. He stated this during a meeting with representatives of regional outlets that took place at the Government House on February 2.
"Having the State Budget adopted, the Government clearly identified several key priorities we offer for 2018," said Olexandr Saienko.
In particular, those include the implementation of a health care reform. "I personally deal with issues of proper communication, coordination of central government with local authorities and hospitals, so that to provide clear understanding of how this reform is being introduced, what effect bylaws produce."
He told that in the State Budget for 2018 there had been planned a resource worth UAH 1 billion for the Available Medicine program. On the commission of the Prime Minister, a mechanism is being developed to adjust this program to rural areas (now it is only in effect in regional and district centers). In parallel, we are facing a challenge to establish a network of cardiologic centers with the sum worth UAH 150 million to be allotted in 2018 for these purposes.
In addition, not less important issue, according to the Ministers of the Cabinet of Minister, is raising awareness among citizens of the need for vaccination. It is planned to provide hospitals with necessary medications with the resource of UAH 5 billion planned for that.