Leaders of the National Platform “Women for Peace”, women deputies, mayors from all regions of the country held a preventive action under the Ministry of Health, demanding the resignation of Acting Minister Ulana Suprun and the abolition of the medical reform.
“According to international organizations, Ukraine has entered the top five world leaders in terms of mortality. The main reasons lie on the surface – the collapse of the health system and low birth rates. We demand that anti-social government reforms be stopped, in particular, the reform experiments on the remnants of Ukraine’s healthcare system by Minister Suprun and her team,” the Initiator of the National Platform “Women for Peace”, MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Natalia Korolevska said.
There are more than enough problems in the medical sphere: there are not enough vaccines, insulin, district hospitals under threat of closure, the issue of medical assistance has not been resolved before the end of the year, a license and a contract with the National Health Service of Ukraine have not been received. Also, women expressed their dissatisfaction with the fact that from now on, only primary health care will be paid from the state budget.
“The essence of reforms is the legalization of private payments and their transformation into mandatory payments. Half the population of Ukraine was simply deprived of access to medical services,” activists of the National Platform “Women for Peace” say.
In addition, the mothers of all of Ukraine are concerned that pseudo-reformers offer to disband most polyclinics and replace pediatricians with family doctors.
“There are not enough family doctors in Ukraine, they will be replaced by graduates of medical schools. Parents will be forced instead of pediatricians to drive their children to a student without work experience, which will endanger the health of children,” women are puzzled.
“People who do not come into contact with medicine tell us about those “innovations” that they call reform. We demand that this reform be abolished, and that Ulana Suprun be immediately dismissed,” Natalia Korolevska stressed.