Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting on optimizing the processes of military medical examination and reforming the system of medical and social expertise.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of Health Viktor Liashko, Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina, Minister of Social Policy Oksana Zholnovych, Commander of the Healthcare Forces of UAF, Major General of the Medical Service Tetiana Ostashchenko, representatives of the Government, the Verkhovna Rada and the Presidential Office.
"Certificates should follow the military, not vice versa. We continue to implement this principle in the area of military medical commissions and medical and social expert commissions. The ultimate goal should be a convenient and fast passage of the MMC and MSEC and new standards of service for our military," the Prime Minister stressed.
The participants of the meeting reviewed the state of implementation of the instructions and progress in reforming the military medical commission and the medical-social expertise commission. In particular, the number of military medical commissions ]has been increased, a Government resolution on the introduction of a new package of medical services under the Medical Guarantee Programme has been adopted, legislative changes have been developed to establish medical commissions under the state and communal healthcare facilities and to s simplify obtaining a certificate on injury circumstances.
In addition, to improve the service, recommendations on the organisation of the work of the MMCs were developed and pilot projects of electronic document flow between military units and territorial recruitment and social support centres were launched.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the Head of Government instructed the relevant agencies to develop and implement further necessary solutions to reform the MMC and MSEC.