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  • Maxym Stepanov: Healthcare reform will take into account the interests of both patients and physicians
    Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, posted 07 May 2020 11:23

    The Ministry of Health will make adjustments to the implementation of healthcare reform - based on "a reasonable approach, taking into account the interests of both patients and healthcare professionals." An example of such an approach is the reform of the TB service in Odesa region during 2017-2019. This was stated by the Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov at a daily briefing.

    "Through the two years, we have achieved a reduction in the number of cases of tuberculosis, a reduction in morbidity from this disease, as well as the fact that Odesa region came out on top in terms of number of people having been cured of tuberculosis. This is an example of how we should and how we will reform medicine. There should be a reasonable approach, taking into account the interests of both patients and medical staff," said Maxym Stepanov.

    A total of 1,045 beds in the hospital were reduced during the reform period, told the Minister, adding that medical personnel had been retrained or redeployed.

    The Minister of Health added that during his work in Odesa region there had been also demonstrated good results in the treatment of tuberculosis. "The number of patients receiving treatment for tuberculosis on an outpatient basis has increased from 35% to 56%, and the average hospital stay has almost halved - from 98 to 58 days," explained Maxym Stepanov.

    As was reported on May 5, the Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov announced that the Ministry of Health embarks on the implementation of the order of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to update the healthcare reform.