The first step in reforming the health care system has been made. Today, 280 Members of Parliament voted for Draft Law No. 2309 а-д providing for the independence of state-financed and municipally-owned health care institutions.
"This Draft Law provides for the possibility of handling financing precisely for the health-care services rendered to patients rather than maintaining premises of hospitals, as it is now. Also, for many years back, the health care institutions have been operating as publicly funded institutions. According to the Draft Law, the state-financed and municipally-owned health care institutions will continue to be owned by the state and municipalities and will not be subject to privatisation". – Member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine Iryna Sysoyenko, Deputy Chairperson of the Health Care Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
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Also, according to Ms. Iryna Sysoyenko, the adoption and implementation of the said Draft Law is the first step to the introduction of insurance medicine in Ukraine.
"Today, our Parliament has made an important step to the health care reform... Now, subject to a resolution made by a local authority, the municipally-owned health care institutions may extricate themselves from the gripe of regulations developed by the central authorities and operate independently. This means that they will: have their own accounts with banks, determine the manning table and salaried staff policy by themselves, be energy efficient, etc.", Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtonyuk commented on his Facebook page.
According to him, the next will come the draft documents developed by the Government as approved yesterday at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, in particular, the draft law "On Government Financial Guarantees Regarding the Provision of Health-Care Services and Medicinal Products", the adoption of which documents, in conjunction with Draft Law No. 2309а-д, will ensure that our health care makes a civilizational jump forward.
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