12,500 patients chose family doctor on first day of new healthcare campaign

Source : 112 Ukraine

The central database of the electronic system worked in normal mode at normal speed but sometimes stuttered
10:39, 3 April 2018

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Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtoniuk reported on Facebook that on the first day of the national campaign “Doctor for every family,” 12,500 patients have chosen a family doctor.

"About 12,500 patients have decided on their doctor. It is a normal number. The central database of the electronic system worked in normal mode, at normal speed. There were cases when it stuttered locally. These situations were solved, " Kovtoniuk wrote.

Also, the Deputy Minister notes that there were several cases of queues and misconduct in medical institutions (refusal, filling on paper, etc.).

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As it was reported earlier, 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.

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.

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