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  • Prime Minister vows medicine is a top priority and emphasis will be placed on improving health and longevity of Ukrainians
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 15 May 2018 11:30

    Medicine is the priority of all transformations being held in the country, and the Government will  make every effort to  enshrine the tendencies aimed at strengthening the health and longevity of Ukrainians. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman  made this statement, while getting familiarized with the work of Kyiv Children’s Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery - a leading medical institution in the world, where doctors perform complicated operations for children with congenital heart diseases.

    "I thank the doctors and the team for their unique work. They save thousands of Ukrainian lives and possess the most advanced technologies, provide high rates of postoperative longevity. Medicine is a priority for me. This means  not just medicine, but the opportunity to create normal conditions when you can live normally and be treated. Thus, such institutions are  handbooks  for  establishing conditions for treatment from cardiac pathologies, " the Head of Government emphasized.

    Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the Government  provides comprehensive assistance to the Center. Thus, new premises have already been provided for the second part of the hospital and  financial resource worth than UAH 60 million UAH was allocated.

    "We provide Ukrainians as well as a network of cardiac centers with free medicines. There is a declining trend in mortality and disability. At present, it is necessary to strengthen human longevity. We will support and promote it", the Head of Government added.

    Background

    Children’s Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery with more than 15 years of experience has received more than 144 thousand patients with congenital and acquired heart defects. 14.5 thousand operations were performed, including more than 3 thousand – for children under 1 year.Since 2009, operations for newborns with the use of umbilical cord blood have been carrying out here. 260 operations of this type were conducted.

    Last year more than 35 thousand patients received counseling in the center, more than 3 thousand operations were performed, and the level of postoperative lethality does not exceed 1%. By the number and complexity of the operations conducted, the Center ranks first place in Europe among children's cardiology clinics.

    Prime Minister vows medicine is a top priority and emphasis will be placed on improving health and longevity of Ukrainians