President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych took part in an opening of a reconstructed Yalta city maternity hospital, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych.

The President congratulated Yalta residents on the event. "This is a joyful event for expectant mothers and those who are parents already, because we all know how important it is that our children, grandchildren were born in modern hospitals," Viktor Yanukovych.

The President stressed that healthcare reform remains among the priorities of the state, and its important part is reforming maternity and child care. "This is what we are doing – bringing our hospitals to a modern European level," Viktor Yanukovych said.

He said that the renovated maternity hospital was standing without being repaired since its opening in 1967. Only a year ago, Viktor Yanukovych said, it was decided to start the repairs. In this regard, President Yanukovych stressed the state will continue dedicating attention to ensuring decent work of the facility.

The President said the state will allocate five million hryvnias from the Stabilization Fund this and next year each for that purpose. "I know there is a lot of work still remains to be done to bring the clinic to the appropriate level," Viktor Yanukovych said.

President Yanukovych praised the professionalism of the Yalta maternity hospital staff (in the 2010 Healthcare Ministry’s ratings the hospital ranked first among the 22 specialized facilities in Crimea).

The President toured the restored hospital, was shown its new, modern medical equipment and handed over to the clinic a certificate for an anesthetic machine costing 25 thousand euros.