Ukrainian Parliament adopts healthcare reform

Ukrainian Parliament adopts healthcare reform

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the second reading and as a whole the government bill on the state financial guarantees for the provision of healthcare services and medicines, taking into account the list of amendments.

A total of 240 lawmakers voted for the adoption of the bill No. 6327, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Before putting the bill to vote, the MPs took into account a number of amendments, read out by deputy chairman of the healthcare parliamentary committee Iryna Sysoyenko.

A total of 229 lawmakers voted for the confirmation of these amendments.

The bill provides for the change in the model of financing the healthcare system in Ukraine at the primary level starting from January 1, 2018. The payment for the healthcare services provided to a patient at a single tariff on the secondary and tertiary level will be introduced in 2019. Until 2020, the entire healthcare system will switch to direct payments to doctors and medical institutions from the National Health Service of Ukraine.

The Parliament envisaged the creation of a central body of executive power with a special status that implements the state policy in the field of financing the provision of healthcare services and medicines.

As part of the healthcare guarantees program, the state guarantees the full payment of healthcare services and medications in connection with the provision of emergency, primary, secondary (specialized), tertiary (highly specialized) and palliative treatment; medical rehabilitation; medical treatment for children under 16 years of age, and medical treatment in connection with pregnancy and childbirth.


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