People’s deputy from Sumy region Andrii Derkach initiated offsite meetings of the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service of Ukraine to the countryside.
«I, as a people’s deputy, together with the chief doctors and representatives of local self-government of the Hlukhiv, Krolevets, Seredino-Budsk and Yampol districts of Sumy region invited Mykhailo Radutsky – the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Healthcare Mykhailo Radutsky and representatives of the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHS), in particular, Andrii Vilensky – the director of the Central Department of contract work.
As is well known, from April 1 of this year, will start the second phase of medical reform , and physicians, residents of Sumy region, and indeed the whole Ukraine care too much about it. On the example of the Sumy region, we showed all the specifics of medicine in the countryside and reminded the NHS that besides urban dwellers, rural population also needs qualified medical care.
Moreover, they focused on the difference between the lives of people in the countryside and in the city, tried to convey that the reform does not take into account the lack of specialists, the distance between settlements, the condition of roads, the population density in the regions, and the availability of medical equipment…
Following long-term discussion, representatives of the NHS agreed that it was necessary to delve into the problems of rural medicine and suggested to conduct extended field meetings to study specific problems locally. In particular, in the northern part of Sumy region.
I am grateful to Mykhailo Radutsky and the representatives of the NHS for the constructive discussion of the raised problem and I hope for further collaborative work. »