One of the priority directions in the shaping of the state policy in the sector of the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities for the Government is the reform of the system of providing such persons with technical and other means of rehabilitation. This was announced today at a meeting of the Council on the issues of persons with disabilities by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko.
"On the outcomes of 2018, more than 150 000 people with disabilities and children with disabilities received 333 040 units of individual convalescent facilities on the basis of concluded contracts with social protection bodies: those are prosthetic and orthopedic products, orthopedic footwear, wheelchairs, special means for orientation, communication and information exchange, auxiliary facilities for personal care and protection, personal hygiene, walking, motion, necessary furniture and equipment", he said, noting that in 2018 the State Budget of Ukraine provided expenditures in the amount of Over UAH 1 bn for the provision of certain categories of the population of Ukraine by technical and other means of rehabilitation.
"This is a proof of the successful implementation of the newly introduced mechanism for the provision of persons with disabilities by technical means of rehabilitation based on contractual principles, market competition and a targeted approach to satisfying the needs of each person with disabilities", said Pavlo Rozenko.
Separately, the Deputy Prime Minister noted that currently there are 1,306 registered people who became the victims as a result of military operations in the ATO area and need (required) technical and other means of rehabilitation, including prosthetics.
According to Pavlo Rozenko, 671 ATO participants have undergone prosthetics (including 25 prosthetics procedures abroad), 33 participants need prosthetics, 397 - have been provided with other technical means of rehabilitation (means of transport, prosthetics-orthopedic products, etc.).