MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Ihor Shurma demands to bring to justice the officials of the Ministry of Health for failing to implement the Law on Emergency Medicine. On March 16, as a result of the late assistance, the journalist of the publication “Focus” Svyatoslav Sekunov died. According to Shurma, the ambulance doctors did not hospitalize him, despite the high temperature.
“Svyatoslav was not hospitalized due to the fact that there were allegedly no narrow specialists at the hospital at the weekend. And, most likely, his parents wrote the refusal of hospitalization at the request of the same health workers who came to the call,” the oppositionist said.
Sekunov was hospitalized at Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 8 only after a second call. However, there were no ultrasound diagnostics specialists at the medical facility, Shurma said, so doctors could not make a diagnosis in a timely manner and save the life of the journalist.
“This case clearly demonstrates the consequences of the failure to implement the Law on Emergency Medicine. Its implementation is the responsibility of the leadership of the Ministry of Health. This law guarantees phasing and consistency in the actions of emergency medicine workers,” the politician emphasized.
According to Shurma, the Law provides for the coordination of ambulance teams and health facilities. After all, the ambulance team does not treat a patient, but only hospitalizes to an institution where he can be helped. “There was no such coordination, otherwise Svyatoslav would not have been taken to the hospital where there was no ultrasound specialist,” Shurma said.
According to him, the leadership of the Ministry of Health distributes instructions to ambulance teams on Facebook and social networks. “The health worker often does not know how to act. Primary medicine is not reformed. An ambulance worker cannot say that there are no narrow specialists at the hospital at the weekend. The chief physician must provide around the clock assistance. But this question is also to the ministry, which absolutely does not control the implementation of the on Emergency Medicine. It is sad that this happened in Kyiv, which became one of the six regions where this year an additional billion hryvnias was sent. What is happening in other regions?” Shurma was outraged.
The politician recalled the recent death of the news editor “Facts” Inna Zhmud. “Inna had oncological disease, she needed treatment that was impossible to provide in Ukraine. She appealed to Deputy Minister Lynchevskyi to help her go abroad. She was told that there was no chance of recovery. And Lynchevskyi did nothing to help her. The deputies collected their own funds to help Inna, however, unfortunately, she died,” the oppositionist told.
Ihor Shurma called to bring to justice the officials of the Ministry of Health for failing to implement the Law on Emergency Medicine.