Wednesday, October 4 2017 23:37 EEST
Ukraine
Equipping hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment will provide people with qualified medical assistance at their place of residence - President got himself acquainted with the functioning of Chernihiv regional hospital
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In the course of the working trip to Chernihiv region, President Petro Poroshenko visited Chernihiv regional hospital, examined the work of this medical institution and communicated with the staff.

The President informed that he had initiated the elaboration and submitted an urgent draft law on increasing the availability and quality of healthcare services in rural areas. According to him, for the first time in the history of the independence of our country about 5 billion hryvnias will be aimed at increasing the availability of medical care in the countryside.

The Head of State also emphasized the importance of telemedicine development, which will greatly improve the efficiency of provision of medical services, ensure a so-called "golden hour" in order to establish an accurate diagnosis and direct a patient to a medical institution.

"Residents of villages should be provided with an affordable and high-quality primary health care, served in healthcare facilities and their departments with all the necessary equipment and a set of medicines for the primary health care. They should have access to professional counseling by a specialist doctor through telemedicine," he said.

Petro Poroshenko also stressed that significant attention was paid to providing hospitals with modern equipment so that people could receive high-quality medical care at their place of residence.

The President thanked the Chernihiv citizens for their contribution to the treatment of the wounded soldiers who defend Ukraine from the Russian aggressor in Donbas. "Thank you for a difficult, responsible, but very honorable work," he said.

The Head of State also stressed that positive developments in the medical sphere of Chernihiv region took place due to the concerted actions of all branches of power.

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