The law ‘On state financial guarantees of the public health service’ came into force in Ukraine. The document was published in the official edition Golos Ukrainy (Voice of Ukraine) before the New Year and it put into force since January 1, 2018.
According to the Healthcare Ministry, there are the legal grounds to adopt a number of the decisions for the implementation of the plan of the reformation of the primary echelon of the medicine in Ukraine.
It is noted that the creation of the National Health Service of Ukraine is prepared. It is a national insurer that will conclude the agreements with the healthcare establishment and purchase the service on the public health service from them.
‘Now we can announce the contest for the chairman of the National Health Service of Ukraine and two deputies of the chairman. We plan that the National Health Service of Ukraine will be established until July and will begin its work’, the Healthcare Ministry reported.
Moreover, the process of the autonomation of the medical facilities began. They will be turned into the municipal non-profit organizations. In such status, they will be able to conclude the agreements with the National Health Service of Ukraine and get the direct funding for the provided medical services from the state budget. Then the medical facilities should choose the medical informative system and joint the electronic system of the healthcare that works now in the test mode.
The Healthcare Ministry reminded that the Ukrainians will begin to choose the primary care clinicians (family doctor, general practitioner, pediatrician) and sign the proper declaration with them since April 2018. The documents are signed to this date in the test mode.