Healthcare in Ukraine
As of March 2009 the Ukrainian government planned to reforming the health care system, by the creation of a national network of family doctors and improvements in the medical emergency services. Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko wanted (in November 2009) to start introducing a public healthcare system based on health insurance in the spring of 2010.
Further reform was promised by Health Minister Alexander Kvitashvili in 2014 but proposals failed to make political progress and he offered his resignation - which was not accepted. State funding for hospitals cover only the electricity and meagre staff salaries, leading to widespread bribery. Even hot water is a problem. Charitable donations are needed to buy even basic medicines or fuel needed to visit patients.
- National network of family doctors to be established by 2010, says health minister, Interfax-Ukraine (March 30, 2009)
- Ukraine to start introducing insurance-based healthcare system in spring of 2010, Kyiv Post (November 24, 2009)
- "Ukraine health system in danger of collapse as reforms stall". Channel News Asia. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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