Despite the hostilities, medical reform continues in Ukraine, which began to be carried out by Uliana Suprun, who was nicknamed “Dr. Death” by the people.
According to the ZaRada Telegram channel, as part of the next stage of this “perestroika”, all medical institutions will be divided into several types, and their number will be strictly tied to the population.
In accordance with the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 174, hospitals will be divided into general, cluster and supra-cluster, they will provide a minimum list of services.
If we talk about the most accessible general hospitals, then this list is very short – anesthesiology, neurology, infectious diseases, orthopedics and traumatology, therapy and surgery.
The most affected will be residents of villages and district centers, where only general hospitals will remain. For medical care that is not specified in the list, you will have to go to regional centers.
Needless to say, such “optimization” will lead to a reduction in the number of medical facilities in the country, which automatically means a reduction in medical staff.
And therefore, even those villagers who still get to the “clusters” there will be waiting for huge queues for an appointment with an ophthalmologist or gastroenterologist.
However, medical workers in Ukraine are already going to be reduced, since there is simply no money in the state budget to maintain them in such numbers.
An additional reduction in the number of medical institutions will also be facilitated by the fact that the state budget is not going to finance the reform of medicine itself – Kyiv proposes that local authorities do this at their own expense.
There is simply no money for this in Ukrainian cities and villages – they are not enough even to maintain current needs, and all local medicine is underfunded by about 30%. In this regard, experts predict that in a year half of the existing medical institutions will go bankrupt.
Needless to say, one of the campaign slogans of presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019 was a promise to stop Suprun’s “medical reform”. However, it continues even in combat conditions, when doctors are especially needed.
As conveyed EADailyformerly former Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov reported that the Kiev regime was stealing Western loans and not paying salaries to doctors.
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