Today, January 1, entered into force the law on the state financial guarantees for providing medical services and medicines No. 6327, which gives the start of medical reform, and the law on increase of availability and quality of health care in rural areas No. 7117.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law No. 6327 on health reform provides for the payment from the state budget of medical services, products and medicines for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in connection with diseases, injuries, poisoning and pathological conditions, as well as in connection with pregnancy and childbirth.
The document also provides that the salary of doctors is at least 250% of the average wage in Ukraine in July last year.
Also be in force the act to improve access to health services in rural areas.
The document stipulates that the village will create a clinic for primary care – it may be obstetric or first-aid station, clinic, medical center, medical office mobile medical office or pharmacy.
According to the law, primary medicine should be free for the villagers. It is planned to Finance from the state budget, local budgets and other legal sources. In particular, we want to attract investment.
In order to provide telemedicine, the Cabinet must be in accordance with the law to solve the issue of accessibility of healthcare institutions in rural areas to the Internet.
Most of the changes will be effective from 1 January 2018.