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  • Hennadii Zubko: Infrastructure development and wage increase would cease migration of Ukrainian citizens
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 25 April 2018 14:47

    The association with the European Union is, first of all, the free movement of capital, raw materials, goods and labor force. We must get used to the fact that people have the right to choose where they would live better. But, on the other hand, we as a European state that seeks development must create conditions for people to live a comfortable life and work in their home country. This was stated by the Vice Prime Minister/Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko in an interview with the Fakty.

    "The first is the development of internal infrastructure. Everyone should receive qualified medical assistance, have his/her children go to a good kindergarten and study at a modern school, public transport operating smoothly, drive and walk on safe roads, and so on. It is the reform of decentralization that we see an instrument to solve the most urgent problems that affect the quality of life of Ukrainian citizens. The second direction is the improvement of wages. This is a difficult way, but with time everyone understands that the salary must be raised as there is already in place the struggle for the skilled workforce," said Hennadii Zubko.

    Regarding the public sector - teachers, doctors and the military - the official noted that this is the area of responsibility of the State. It is just the reforms in education and healthcare must show teachers and doctors the prospects for their future. Their income should be an indicator of society's respect for such painstaking work, so their wages will continue to grow.

    "As far as medicine is concerned, in the course of the reform, its primary level is the most important. Therefore, each family physician should get a room in an outpatient clinic, equipment, transport, housing and decent wages. I believe that, having two thousand citizens registered for whom the state allocates relevant funding the doctor will be able to receive a decent pay," said Hennadii Zubko.

    He stressed that in the country there should be created conditions so that each rural family doctor could directly consult a cardiologist, oncologist, urologist, ophthalmologist and in a timely manner decide whether he can provide assistance on his own or he needs to urgently send a patient to a specialist. And the creation of technical conditions to support this scheme, on the initiative of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, is a key issue that is currently being solved with the help of international partners - the World Bank and the Government of Canada.