65% of people who die of heart diseases could have been saved if they were given timely medical consultation or necessary first aid. The reform of the primary health care in rural areas initiated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is aimed at ensuring territorial accessibility to medical institutions and preventing three dangerous nosologies, which are the most critical for Ukrainians – cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko on air of "Pryamiy" (Direct) TV channel.
According to him, attraction of qualified family doctors of primary medical care in the rural areas, modern outpatient clinics with equipment and transport - today are the most burning issues that should be addressed first and foremost.
"The reform of the primary health care in the countryside demonstrates, first of all, new approaches to the provision of a quality medicine. It is possible to repair outpatient clinics built in 1953, but this is not the standard that we see in European countries. Expenditures for equipment needed for one ambulant clinic make up UAH 800-900 thousand. If we talk about rehabilitation of patients - it's millions and billions of hryvnias. Therefore, today the country gave an impetus to the rural medicine reform, funding was allocated and new standards were introduced. And we saw what a network of primary medicine should be", Hennadii Zubko said.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed the established network was shaped together with RSAs and approved by the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine. It will comprise 5107 outpatient clinics. "In turn, each doctor should see from 1800 to 2200 patients. After signing the declaration by residents of a certain territory, the doctor will be able to analyze the number of patients in need of secondary medical care, prevent timely dangerous diseases and provide qualified primary health care", Hennadii Zubko explained.