Healthcare spending in 2024 will amount to UAH 239 billion, which is UAH 31 billion more than last year. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
“We are adding UAH 16 billion to the healthcare guarantee programme. We are launching a pilot project for free dental prostheses for veterans. We are allocating UAH 1 billion for the construction of shelters and safe conditions in hospitals. We continue to make healthcare more accessible and of higher quality, regardless of where a person lives,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister noted that the Government would continue to improve the efficiency of medical procurement. During the meeting on 5 January, the Government approved a resolution to expand the list of medicines and medical devices to be procured through the electronic catalogue.
“We have introduced changes that require medical institutions to purchase medicines and medical devices through the so-called electronic catalogue. This has contributed to significant cost savings and has also accelerated the procurement process. These changes are important because they are about transparency and efficient use of taxpayers’ money,” the Head of Government said.
The Government will also continue to develop digital tools. According to the Prime Minister, an electronic patient account will be launched in the near future. It will allow Ukrainians to change their personal data and manage their declarations with family doctors.
The Government will also pay close attention to financing rehabilitation, maternity and childcare, as well as cancer diagnosis and treatment.