The government initiatives aimed at renewing heathcare sector are already yielding results, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stressed. Today, on August 21, the Prime Minister during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine presented the current state of affairs in the economy, social, education, medicine, defense sectors and outlined the main priorities that need to be continued.
"I understand that when medicine is being criticized it means that populists want to emphasize the poor state of reform. No! Reform is the beginning of changes that will bring the health care system back to normal. We need political will. It is impossible to halt a medicine reform. To develop, to improve - yes, but not to stop it!", Volodymyr Groysman stressed.
According to the Head of Government, already 28 million Ukrainians in total 70% of the population have chosen a doctor and receive a new quality of primary healthcare. The state pays for a certain service, so the doctor and nurse receive a specific amount of money for the particular patient who is being assisted. The salaries of the primary healthcare sector have doubled.
More than once, the Available medicines program has proven its necessity by providing free or low-cost medicines for patients with cardiovascular disease, asthma or diabetes. 40 million recipes have been prescribed and reimburse
In recent years, a network of modern perinatal centers has been built to introduce assisted technology in high-risk pregnancy cases and cardio centers - hospitals to install equipment for preventing or responding to critical conditions - angiographs. 39 such complexes were built in total. By the end of the year the second stage of construction of the Okhmatdyt Children's Clinical Hospital should be put into operation, where complicated medical surgeries, first of all child oncology, will be performed.
"We actually built a prototype of the insurance medicine - the National Health Service, shaped a reform in emergency medicine and secondary healthcare. Everything must be continued because every medical project is a human life and a destiny", the Prime Minister underscored.