KYIV. Oct 16 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The introduction of the law and legal acts on public private partnership in healthcare could help to attract investment to the Ukrainian medicine sector under the conditions of a lack of budget funds, Deputy Head of the parliamentary healthcare committee Iryna Sysoyenko (Samopomich) said at a forum devoted to investment in Ukrainian healthcare held on Thursday.
“I’ve prepared several examples of this partnership. In 2014, in Europe EUR 18.7 billion was attracted to the public private partnership projects in 2014, and EUR 16.3 billion in 2013. Our southern neighbor – Turkey – managed to triple GDP during 10 years mainly thanks to the use of public private partnership mechanisms, attracting $115 billion of investment into 193 projects,” the lawmaker said.
Sysoyenko said that the settling of the public private partnership issue is required to improve the disabled rehabilitation system in Ukraine.
“We need rehabilitation centers of the European level, which Ukraine does not have. The settling of the public private partnership issue would help creating these centers,” she said.
Sysoyenko said that the coordination council at the parliamentary healthcare committee is finishing drawing up a draft law on rehabilitation.
The lawmaker also supports draft laws on self-administration of medical institutions and changing the financing of clinics.