A Government-initiated reform of the healthcare system in Ukraine envisages changes not only in the primary and secondary healthcare, but also in the emergency medical services (EMS) that deserve attention as well. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a special meeting devoted to the development of first medical aid and emergency services.
"We change the primary, secondary, tertiary healthcare. And here the changes in emergency medicine should be on the cutting edge in terms of providing, organizing work, re-equipment and training of specialists", the Head of Government said, "Today we need to mainstream healthcare services, that is, to determine what is necessary to change within the system."
Among the issues that require immediate resolution, the meeting called training of specialists, ensuring the proper level of pay, as well as equipping of ambulance cars. At the same time, the emergency care system, as was emphasized by specialists, should be focused on the rapid provision of quality assistance. The focus of attention should always be the patient and his needs, while professionalism, respect and compliance with the protocol of treatment - the main guide to the work of paramedic.