New government to complete ongoing medical reform, - Ukraine’s PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

Newly-appointed Healthcare Minister, for his part, assured that the National Health Service would not be abolished, but would be changed
11:34, 6 March 2020

Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal assured that the new government did not plan to curtail medical reform initiated by former Minister of Health Ulyana Suprun. He said this on the air of 1+1 TV Сhannel.

"We have come a long way. Today, we are about 80% on completing this reform and getting the result. So a U-turn ... when you cross the river and manage to swim 80% towards the shore. And after that to make the decision to turn back, or swim to the end and overcome these 20% left. Of course, we need to complete this reform," the prime minister said.

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Ilya Yemets, the new head of the Ministry of Health, has stated that the reform must be modified so that both doctors and patients are satisfied. He assured that the National Health Service would not be abolished, but would be changed.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that not all Ukrainians are ready for the second stage of medical reform.

According to him, local authorities are not ready to assume powers in order to carry it out. 

Related: Many Ukrainians not ready for second phase of medical reform, - Zelensky

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