MP Iryna Sysoyenko from the Samopomich parliamentary faction, who is also the deputy chairperson of the Committee for Health Protection, says:
“The bill 6634, which should establish the rules for the work of family medicine, was not supported by the deputies. On July 1, family doctors, pediatricians, therapists began to receive funds from the state for the number of patients to whom they provided assistance. But the state has not yet developed the rules for their work!
Today, the government is trying to close down rural health posts. Whereas this bill insists on preserving rural health posts but changing their name to “medical centres of family medicine.”
Iryna Sysoyenko, who is the initiator of the bill, said she had also proposed to include dentistry in the first level of medical care.
“In order to return the preventive measures that existed in schools and kindergartens, I suggested returning dental offices to the primary level. Due to these offices, at least some kind of prevention existed in our state.”
The MP notes that nowadays there is no preventative medication in our state whatsoever, the state is only engaged in treatment.
“I think that our Ministry of Health should be called the Ministry of Treatment. This bill should establish the work of the first link on the basis of family medicine, the way it is in European countries; it should clearly define the rules for the work of first-level doctors, family doctors, pediatricians, general practitioners of the second level of medical care.”
“Once again, I want to emphasize that the issue of health protection is extremely important. And it is very sad that the parliament neglects the adoption of such bills,” the parliamentarian is indignant.