31 adults and 13 children whose illnesses are not currently treated in Ukraine will soon receive the necessary treatment at a foreign clinic at public expense. The decision was made by the commission of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine at the first meeting in 2019 on the treatment abroad.
Approximately UAH 115 million shall be spent for 40 patients from the state budget, and treatment for 4 more patients will be made at the expense of balances on accounts of foreign clinics (about USD 334 thousand).
According to the budget program "Treatment of Ukrainian Citizens Abroad", for the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in the State Budget for 2019, there will be provided almost UAH 690 million.
It should be noted that in 2018, positive decisions were made and payments were transferred for the treatment of 278 Ukrainians. It is by 19% more than in 2017, and the largest amount for the entire history of independent Ukraine. Due to the efforts of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in 2018, over UAH 653 million was applied under the budget program "Treatment of Ukrainian Citizens Abroad", which is by UAH 263 million more than there had been provided for in the State Budget for 2018.