What will change in the medical sphere for the population of 10 regions in which martial law will be operating for a whole month?

The Law of Ukraine “On the legal regime of martial law” says that the population shall be fully provided with medicines and healthcare products.

The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, together with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, has developed a mechanism for providing secondary (specialized) and tertiary (highly specialized) medical assistance to servicemen taking part in the anti-terrorist operation and the measures aimed at ensuring national security and defence, deterring the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and/or in the context of the introduction of martial law or emergency state.

In particular, it is stipulated that healthcare facilities and the state institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, which are engaged in providing servicemen with secondary medical care, should not stop their main activity in providing medical services to the population of Ukraine. However, such institutions should ensure the possibility of simultaneous reception of at least 10-15 people of wounded (sick) military personnel.

The list of healthcare facilities is available here.

I will personally ensure that the healthcare facilities have enough medical personnel, equipment, and medicines.

Also, in Vinnytsia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, as well as in Donetsk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson regions, working groups can be created to organize the provision of medical care to wounded (sick) military personnel.

In addition, representatives of the Ministry of Defence should be sent to the appropriate structural healthcare units of certain regional state administrations, which are included in the working groups.

The provision of primary medical care remains unchanged!

Let me remind you that from January 1, 2019, the second part of the medical reform on the reorganization of healthcare institutions should start.

I will fight for the preservation of the preferential mechanism during the reorganization for the whole of 2019 when voting in December in the parliament for the draft law 9075.

I hope that everything will start on time and without delay in the abovementioned regions.

In case of refusal to provide medical assistance in these regions or violation of the rights of our servicemen, please urgently inform me so I could respond immediately.

We believe in our defenders and we will keep our heads cold.

Iryna Sysoienko
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