Bogomolets National Medical University stops termless strike

Source : 112 Ukraine

The student's strike lasted two days
16:19, 28 February 2018

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A strike committee of the Bogomolets National Medical University reported about the end of the strike on Facebook. The total term of the strike was two days.

The members of the committee claimed that the strike reached the aim and the Parliament Committee on Health headed by Olha Bogomolets supported the demands announced by the protesters.

Earlier in the morning, Kateryna Amosova, the rector of the Medical University posted a video on the website of the university where she asked to stop the strike that was initiated for her support.

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'Firstly, I appeal as the doctor and lecturer with the urge to stop the strike and restore the educational process', she appealed to the students.

As we reported the students and the labor collective of the Bogomolets National Medical University of Ukraine called the termless strike since February 26. All academic buildings will be closed, excluding the hospitals were the patients get the treatment.

The Health Ministry of Ukraine suspended Kateryna Amasova, the rector of the Bogomolets National Medical University from the duty on February 20. The decision was made due to the so-called disruption of the obligatory integrated license examination ‘STEP-1. Dentistry’ for the third-year students.

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Amosova thinks that she was suspended due to her refusal to commit the illegal actions, particularly to spend the funds without a tender. According to her, the disruption of the testing was made artificially and the university could not transfer the funds to the Testing Center of the Health Ministry without a tender.

The strike committee demands from the president to immediately interfere in the situation and from the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament and the prime minister to ‘immediately create the commission on the investigation of the malversation by the direction of the Health Ministry’ and ‘to temporary suspend Ulana Suprun, the acting Health Minister from the duty for the time of the investigation and also to suspend her deputies from the duty’.

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The strike caused different reactions from the students and many of them were outraged by the disruption of the lessons and the necessity to work off the skipped classes and module tests after the stop of the strike.

It is expected that the conflict between the Health Ministry of Ukraine and the Bogomolets National Medical University will be solved by Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The proper appeal was filed by the members of the Parliament Committee on Health.

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