Stepanov: the Ministry of health does not stop the second phase of medical reform, and working to prevent the loss physicians

Maxim Stepanov

KIEV. May 11. UNN. The Ministry of health does not stop the second phase of health reform, which started from 1 April 2020. All actions of the new leadership of the Ministry of health aims to change the situation in the reform not to lose the medical staff and to prevent the closure of hospitals. This was stated by the Minister of health of Ukraine Maxim Stepanov, reports UNN , citing the press service of the Ministry of health.

“Medifarma in the form as we received it, mean the dismissal of about 50 thousand workers and the closing of the 332 hospitals. Our team is working urgently to change the situation so that the government has not lost doctors and was not the mass closure of hospitals,” said Maxim Stepanov in the television broadcast.

He noted that medipharma, which was developed by the previous heads of the Ministry of health based on the individual elements of the models of Western countries, but not adapted to the Ukrainian realities.

“NCSU calculated rates, which on 5 February approved the Cabinet of Ministers. These rates were calculated for only 2 months before the start of the second stage of the reform. Most tariffs were developed without consultation with specialized doctors, that is, they were officials who do not have a full understanding of how reality works in medicine,” – said Stepanov.

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He noted that the reform of medicine may take three years, but real change will start from 2021.

“The Ministry of health will develop a fair tariff for which should be funding the industry in 2021. The new tariffs will be based on market wages for employees in the industry and quality standards of medical services,” said Maxim Stepanov.

Recall, triple the salaries of doctors were paid in only one area, Stepanov will report to the President.