Innovations in the field of health commented on the family doctor of the Emilchinsky Central District Hospital, deputy of the Emilchinsky District Council from the OPPOSITION BLOC Oksana Lozko.
Medical reform, initiated by the current government and adopted by the parliament, is now being actively discussed in society. Patients are confused, and even doctors cannot help them because they themselves have many unanswered questions for reform.
"People expect positive reforms from reforms. But now we cannot say that everybody will be happy with the results of the medical reform. Technically, many health facilities are not ready to implement certain changes, because doctors do not have computers in their offices and access to the Internet. I believe that the implementation of the medical reform should begin with a pilot draft in one area. And only then, after a detailed study of the situation, it can be gradually introduced in other regions. Soon, the law on rural medicine will be launched in Ukraine, according to which doctors will advise patients through technical means. How this will happen - I cannot even imagine it. You can advise something without the results of the examination except that relatives or acquaintances with whom you see each day, and in appearance or voice immediately feel that their health has worsened. But how to help and in no way harm the grandmother from the village, which you see for the first time - I do not understand. Consequently, the principle of individual approach to each patient is eliminated," Oksana Lozko commented on the reform.
The doctor is convinced that specialists from the Ministry of Health are divorced from the problems of rural areas, where even modern ambulances cannot physically arrive on time due to broken roads. Moreover, not all villagers have access to the Internet.
"Older people in the village risk being left without medical assistance at all. Mostly, our long-livers do not care who measures the pressure – a paramedic, a family doctor, or an ambulance doctor on duty. They certainly will not become active users of the Internet in order to help the authorities implement their medical project. People are confused and frightened, because they do not know what the next reform will turn out for them. Already, the number of patients in the surgical department has increased, which was previously delayed with removal of the gallbladder, and now they go on surgery without hesitation, as they are not sure whether they will be able to afford the cost of such treatment from the new year. Unfortunately, in the countryside, proper educational work is not carried out, which should be aimed at explaining what medical reform brings us. Living with myths, fears and rumors, people are trying to save their lives right now," Oksana Lozko summarized.