Ukrainian PM pledges more healthcare funding
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov pledged more healthcare funds and equipment upgrade at state hospitals under a reform initiated last year, according to Xinhua.
"In 2013 we will make a big government order to refit our medical institutions with domestic medical equipment of high quality," Azarov said during a visit to a local exhibition.
Next year Ukraine will buy more healthcare equipment and devices in order to keep up with the latest development of medical technologies, and plan to spend 150 million U.S. dollars for that, he said.
The prime minister also said modern ultrasound diagnostics instruments, mammography apparatus and X-ray machines will strengthen quality medical solutions in the country.
The country started to revamp healthcare services in January 2011 and the focus was development of personalized medicine, as well as appropriate and efficient use of healthcare services.