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Government approves medical guarantee program

The state will finance medical facilities through the National Health Service
16:45, 27 November 2019

Reuters

Health Guarantee Program was approved at the government meeting. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk on Facebook.

"Most of the medical services in Ukraine will soon be free for the people. In order for this to happen, we approved the Health Guarantee Program at the government meeting. This is the second link in the reform," the Prime Minister said.

According to him, as of April 1, 2020, the state will finance all expenses for providing emergency medical care, secondary medical care (services of a profile doctor to which the person has been referred by family doctor), tertiary medical care (provided in the case of long-term, complex diseases: oncology, AIDS, complications in the postoperative period); palliative care, as well as medical rehabilitation.

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In addition, treatment for children under 16 and medical care through childbirth will be free.

"In order for this to work, medical institutions must conclude contracts with the National Health Service by April 1, 2020. The state will finance all these services through it," Goncharuk said.

As we reported earlier, the government of Norway will allocate almost $4 million for the financing of the cooperation with Ukraine in health care as Ukraine’s Ambassador to Norway Viacheslav Yatsyuk reported on Facebook.

The money will go to the improvement of the physical and psychological rehabilitation of the wounded Ukrainian military.

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