Emergency medical care should be provided to everyone who needs that. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on May 21, speaking from the rostrum of Parliament during the Question Time for the Government.
The Prime Minister reported on the implementation by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Verkhovna Rada Resolution dated 20 November 2020 "On the measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect all vital systems of the country from the negative effects of the pandemic and new biological threats."
While reporting about emergency medical care, the Prime Minister noted that in 2021 the state budget provides UAH 14 billion for emergency medicine, while in 2019 a UAH 6 billion resource had been allocated for these purposes.
"This is a significant difference in the amounts. And this difference includes a significant increase in payments to doctors, these are hundreds of new cars, these are repaired emergency departments, this is new high-quality equipment. With the level of budget increase that we have launched, in 2-3 years in Ukraine can have a quality and provided with everything necessary emergency healthcare sector," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Head of Government also told about the improving of the capacity of the medical system. According to him, almost UAH 4 billion has been directed to a subvention to local budgets to support regional health care facilities.
"More than UAH 10 billion is directed to the centralized provision of patients with expensive medicines and medical devices, including the purchase of kits for PCR research. "More than UAH 3 billion has been allocated for the Public Health and Epidemic Control Program, which provides funds for both surcharges and testing," the Prime Minister said.
In addition, Denys Shmyhal noted that since the beginning of the year, almost UAH 7 billion has been paid to hospitals through the National Health Insurance Fund to fight coronavirus disease.