The Ministry of Health of Ukraine in October expanded the network of medical facilities to provide medical care to patients with COVID-19 to 422.
“As of yesterday, the network of medical institutions for providing medical care to patients with COVID-19 has been expanded to 422 medical institutions,” deputy head of the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU) Anna Fenchak said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday.
She said that by the end of October, the NHSU will conclude contracts with all the medical institutions that will meet the requirements of the National Service, in particular, regarding the provision of oxygen and the availability of the required number of doctors.
“The NHSU concludes contracts with all medical institutions that meet the requirements. They will be signed by the end of October, payment for actually rendered medical services will be made in early November,” Fenchak said.
About 1,000 medical institutions have been registered in the eHealth system, Deputy Minister of Health Pavlo Kovtoniuk has said.
“There is already a lot of health institutions registered in the system. On March 28 there are 928 health facilities,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv.
According to the Ministry of Health, at present there are 1,232 medical institutions of primary level in Ukraine without taking into account ambulatory clinics.
Kovtoniuk also said that all medical institutions of primary care in Kyiv are ready to sign declarations with patients.
“Yesterday we held a meeting with Kyiv medical institutions, all of them declare their readiness to sign declarations from the first week of April,” he said.
At the same time, the deputy minister of health noted that “it is important not to rush” for the Ministry of Health.
“The main thing is not the speed, but the quality of selecting the doctor. We tell institutions that they must be qualitatively ready to accept declarations. The process of choosing a doctor begins on April 2 and does not end, so we do not need to run and queue, but we do not recommend postponing the signing of the declaration,” he said.