Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman proposes to strengthen the functions of the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) in the direction of controlling the working conditions of medical institutions, in particular on the primary level. According to the Head of Government, under the current scheme the NHSU pays to healthcare institutions for medical services provided to patients, and from the second half-year, it will pay for diagnostic services. In addition, the Government, through financial decentralization tools, provided significant financial resources to municipalities and local authorities, which are usually responsible for healthcare institutions.
"I consider it crucial to provide the NHSU serious control functions", said Volodymyr Groysman. "They must have basic facilities there, that are clean and tidy. It is necessary to strengthen the responsibilities of the NHSU, which pays for the service, with monitoring functions. I ask to address this issue."
Moreover, the Head of Government also approved the Ministry of Health's proposals for the further development of the Available Medicines program in the context of increasing the list of drugs under the program and improving the quality of medicines. According to the Ministry of Health, during the two years of the program's effect, about 7 million Ukrainians used it. Among the current achievements are the introduction of an e-prescription tool and special tools for quality control of medicines with the use of 2D code.