The success of the pursued by the Government reform of healthcare will
lead to overall success of the citizens who in fact will get high quality
service, while doctors - high-quality working conditions and decent salaries.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman. He emphasized that the situation in medicine
needs change, as for decades this industry saw «the struggle for money flows,
instead of fight for the quality of service». «And I have also lost my loved
ones through the incapacity of our healthcare industry, the inability to save
lives. And this pain accompanies many of us through life», - said Volodymyr Groysman, - «So we
should change the situation and we will change it».
The Head of Government stressed that this process would take time. And
even the developed nations of the world pursue such reforms for decades. «For
3-5 years we will change the situation. It will be different next year. What is
necessary we will pay for the service. For people,
everything will be free! But each institution should make aware of it should
see a patient, provide him with high quality service», - said Volodymyr Groysman, - «It will
take time. But now we are introducing a system in which «money follows the
patient». It is you (citizens) who will decide where to pay for the service.
And it's nonsense that someone of the patients will pay. I want to appeal to
politicians and people: the reform doesn’t envisage that (payment for services
by the patient). We will pay for the patient and for the care about the
The Prime Minister stressed that in the process of transformations
discomfort and misunderstanding are possible. But every issue can be solved.
«We are building cardiology centers, we have launched
The Available Medicines program - currently millions of Ukrainians receive
medication for free. We are creating the infrastructure and we have to
introduce a new system within», - said Volodymyr Groysman. – Here, the responsibility is the main aspect in
the process of the introduction of changes».