When preparing the budget for 2017, the government did not consider the right of people to receive quality health care. 3% of GDP is an extremely low funding for health care amidst the severe crisis in which the industry finds itself. Samopomich Union faction did not support the draft budget for 2017 and requires increased funding for the healthcare industry; in particular, allocation of funds for the development of emergency medical services, says member of the faction, Iryna Sysoyenko.
“People’s health and life are the greatest value of the society, but for some reason the Ukrainian government forgets about it. Ukraine has the highest mortality rates in Europe. About 70% of people killed in road accidents, because of heart attacks or strokes, die before the ambulance arrives, because often it take the latter hours to arrive, especially in rural areas. Ukraine needs a unified dispatcher service, a sufficient amount of ambulance vehicles, better technical conditions and better conditions for the staff of emergency medical care in each region,” said the MP.
According to her, development of operative dispatching service requires additional funding from the state budget for 2017 in the amount of 392 182.22 thousand hryvnias, out of which 224 609.15 thousand hryvnias are necessary for the very operative dispatching service to be established and 167 573.07 thousand hryvnias for the radio communication.
“I will continue to insist on factoring 392 million for development of emergency medical services and establishment of a unified dispatching service in the regions into in the draft budget for the next year. This will help coordinate the ambulance cars with the calls, by providing the appropriate software, which will consequently minimize the time of getting to the sick,” concludes Iryna Sysoyenko.