The new Minister Alexander Kvitashvili started the discussion of the draft reform of the Ukrainian health care system

With the participation of the new Health Minister the discussion of the draft strategy of the Ukrainian healthcare system reform has started. According to the authors of the project the cornerstones of the reform are: liberalization of medical services market, reduction of overregulation of the health care sector, establishing the efficient mechanism of state funds reallocation aimed to pay for the services provided to a patient, and not for the maintenance of medical buildings (currently 75% of state funds are spent on keeping the medical buildings and hospital beds). After the sector is reformed this money will be spent for the doctors’ services meaning the implementation of the principle “money follows the patient”.