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  • Maxym Stepanov at a meeting with G7 Ambassadors: We will shape such a health care system that will be one of the best in the world
    Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, posted 30 June 2020 16:23

    Financing will be disbursed to medical institutions needed to be co-financed  from July, doctors' salaries will be increased from September, and tariffs for medical services are already being recalculated. The best domestic and foreign experience will be enshrined in a new medical system of Ukraine. The goal of the incumbent leadership of the Ministry of Health is to create one of the best health care systems in the world. The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maxym Stepanov stated this during an online meeting with the Ambassadors of the G7 countries and the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine on June 30.

    "We are actively working on medical reform. The focus is placed exactly on health care reform, because all previous actions were aimed exclusively at changing funding system. I want to say that we are very grateful to foreign partners for their expert assistance. We want to know about the best experience of other countries and implement it. Our goal is to build a health care system that will truly be one of the best in the world," Health Minister said.

    According to the Minister of Health, the priority actions of the current leadership are focused on ‘’underresourced’’  medical institutions. That is on co-financing of those medical institutions which will receive less state financing than it was last year. In particular, these are TB hospitals, psychiatric and highly specialized hospitals, which are on the verge of closure. "This is done to prevent the closure of hospitals and the dismissal of doctors. We also separately increased funding for emergency medical care because part of the emergency medical care also has scarcity of funds. We will increase this funding by UAH 1.3 million, ”Maxym Stepanov stressed.

    At the same time, the Ministry of Health is working with calculations for the next year, 2021, as well as the standardization of medical care in general. "It is important that these calculations really are in line with level of costs that are actually needed to provide medical care. And to erode problems with the funding deficit," Minister of Health underscored.