The first package of Government
bills to reform the healthcare system is a step towards building a new European
quality system of medical services, stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on Wednesday, May 27.
These draft laws were
presented by Minister of Health of Ukraine Oleksandr Kvitashvili at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
called the health care reform one of the core ones: "Post-Soviet medicine has
actually ceased to exist, but there hasn’t been built a new quality system by
The Prime Minister stressed
that for health purposes it is allocated 7% of GDP. And although it is similar
with an average European expenditure level, public expenses on health "are
completely ineffective", emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The first package of
laws on reforming the healthcare system, he stressed, envisages “financing exceptionally
specific medical services": "The state pays only for what should be
paid - for a quality service that meets the medical protocol, and the price for
this service is determined in accordance with the standards established by the
Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized
the necessity to provide an opportunity for hospitals to receive additional funding:
"On the one hand, it is necessary to give quality service for a patient
and on the other - decent wages for a doctor and any other medical institution employee".
According to the Head
of the Government, the new system should become “the first significant step
towards reforming of the entire medical system, to ensure the patient to
receive quality services and the physician to receive appropriate salary".
stressed in the matter of health reform there is the need to mobilize support