Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov and Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchynov visited the Chernivtsi Regional Clinical Hospital as part of a working visit to the region, the press service of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration reports.
The ministers discussed with physicians the validity of the COVID-19 treatment protocols and a list of missing equipment.
“In the near future, several hundred expert-class mechanical ventilation devices and mobile x-ray units will be purchased with the funds from the European Investment Bank (EIB),” Stepanov said.
He also discussed the salaries of doctors with head of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration Serhiy Osachuk.
“Together with the premier and the president, we are looking for ways to increase the salaries of doctors by an average of 50% this year. I also think that the next year 6% of GDP should be allocated for health care system, not 3% as it is now,” the minister said.