If the head of the Ministry of Health Uliana Suprun declares her intention to reform Ukrainian health care following the example of the British model – the worst in Europe – such a person should be driven out of the government. This was stated by Prime Minister of the Opposition Government Borys Kolesnikov during a meeting with ambulance doctors in Kostiantynivka (Donetsk Oblast).
“Around the world, medicine is one of the highest paid industries. In our country, a person should study for six years, finish an internship, then come and receive 4 thousand hryvnias. It should not be in such a way! It is necessary to change the leadership of the Ministry of Health, immediately and in disgrace expel Uliana Suprun and publicly show people what chasm of doom she has brought our medicine.
According to him, if a person comes to the main leadership position in the Ministry of Health on the first day and says, “We take the British system of medicine as a model”, then he is clearly not doing his job.
“It is written in any medical journal that this model of the health care system is the worst in Europe! There is no other recipe, except to increase the income of medical workers of all levels: from a nurse to a neurosurgeon of the highest qualification. In our country, the concept of “minimum wage” defines a minimum, below which it is impossible to pay. But this does not mean that medical workers should be transferred to the minimum wage, as Suprun did,” Borys Kolesnikov emphasized.