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Famous Ukrainian medic Bohomolets fired from office of presidential advisor

Olga Bohomolets served as Petro Poroshenko's non-regular advisor for humanitarian issues
15:52, 20 December 2018

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Olga Bohomolets, the famous Ukrainian doctor ceased to act as the non-regular presidential advisor for humanitarian issues. Petro Poroshenko's press office released the respective decree on Thursday. 

'Olga Bohomolets is released from duty as the non-regular advisor of President of Ukraine for humanitarian issues', reads the document.

Olga Bohomolets, the well-known medic currently heads the parliamentary committee for healthcare. Recently, she announced her intentions to run for the presidency in the next year's election. She admitted she would like to become the guarantor of the Constitution and justice for the Ukrainian people. 

Known as the 'medic of Euromaidan', Bohomolets already ran for the presidential office in 2014; she claimed 345,000 votes.

Earlier this year, she claimed that a proper medical reform has to be based on the management of the medical centers, fees for services, and not on the funding of the institutions and compulsory state health insurance. The basic principle of medical reform should be the creation of qualitative and free healthcare for people, and the main criterion is its effectiveness – the prolongation of the life duration.  Bohomolets specified how exactly the medical reform should be implemented – for the benefit of every Ukrainian citizen.

“I do not support the introduction of the paid health care, I do not support the unreasonable shut down of hospitals and the reduction of doctors, I do not support the destruction of ambulances. Instead, I support a proper health care reform, aimed at the improvement of the accessibility and quality of healthcare, and the reducing of the morbidity and mortality, the prolongation of the quality of Ukrainian citizens’ lives,” the politician stressed.

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