The local government will organize hospital cantons across Ukraine. Every one of them will have at least one multi-specialty hospital of aggressive treatment no more than an hour away for any resident of the canton.
Such an order was approved by the Cabinet o Ministers of Ukraine basing on the Regulations developed by the Ministry of Heath. The Ministry of Health informs.
«The hospital cantons are being created to organize a network of medical aid facilities. Regulators will consider two principles: first, essentiality of citizen’s access to quality aid, second, facilities providing this aid should have adequate demand to sustain required qualification of the medical personnel», the Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtoniuk reported.
To Mr. Kovtoniuk, every canton will have one first-rate hospital of aggressive treatment. In the majority of cases, the cities with more than 40 thousand’s population owing such hospitals will become the administrative centers of hospital cantons. The rest of medical facilities of a canton will offer services not requiring the high-technology equipment.
The Ministry will only draft the budget of the organization of cantons, and the local authorities will determine the number of hospitals to meet the demands of a community.
To recall, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Concept of the Health Reform and nine legislative acts within it, on November 30. According to the Concept, a patient will choose own doctor and contract him/her. Also, the system of funding the medicine will change, and health insurance will appear. By the end of 2017, the Ministry of Health has to develop the action plan to implement the reform.
Source: the Ministry of Health