create a new health care system that is able to provide quality health services
to citizens and ensure decent funding of health employees. This was stated by
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at a Government’s meeting on Wednesday, 20 April.
"We need to
form a new health system that first of all provide proper services to people,
and these services should be available, on the other hand, doctors should be on
an entirely different level in terms of financial support," said Volodymyr Groysman. "What we
have as a health care system does not suit the citizens of Ukraine."
Minister expressed confidence that such a reform can be carried out if the
system is properly organized. "The most important thing is to form a model
and follow it," he stressed.
However, Volodymyr Groysman noted it
unacceptable to procure centralized medical equipment with corrupt purposes. The
Prime Minister emphasized that centralized procurement of equipment should not
hinge on what we want to purchase but only be based on real needs. "We
have to identify our needs, transfer resources, provide
funding from local budgets, if necessary, in order to ensure responsibility for
the use of the funds and then we will have no problems," he said.
In this regard, the
Prime Minister instructed Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo
Rozenko to analyze information on centralized
procurement of medical equipment.