UWC welcomes adoption by Parliament of Ukraine of Law “On state financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication”
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption on 19 October 2017 by the Parliament of Ukraine of the Law “On state financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication” (Law), which is a significant step on the path to reforming the health care system of Ukraine.
The adopted Law fundamentally changes the health care system and kick starts a series of changes to health care in Ukraine. These changes involve the implementation of state medical insurance within the National Healthcare Service of Ukraine that will guarantee equal access to medical aid and standard health care services for all citizens as financed by the state.
In April 2017, the UWC actively supported the Reform Plan for the Healthcare System as proposed by Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Dr. Ulana Suprun, former UWC Director of Humanitarian Initiatives.
The UWC calls upon the Parliament of Ukraine to adopt, without delay, the Draft Law “On introducing changes to the Budget Code of Ukraine with respect to safeguarding financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication”, and the Draft Law “On increasing access and quality of medical services in villages” that are crucial for Ukrainian health care system reform to take full effect.
“The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the adoption of the historic Law “On state financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication”, and will continue, together with the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, to support reforming the health care system in Ukraine for the benefit of all the people in Ukraine,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.