Ukraine's Bogomolets medical university announces indefinite strike

12:07, 26 February 2018
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All University buildings will be closed, except for clinic facilities where patients are undergoing treatment, the University wrote on Facebook.

"The strike has been announced in connection with unprecedented gross and unlawful interference by senior officials of the Health Ministry of Ukraine in the independent and self-regulated work of Bogomolets National Medical University," it said.

Read alsoTop health official in Ukraine sparks row in social media over controversial pollThe University claims that in 2017-2018 the Ministry's officials regularly "sent written instructions, forcing the University into violating the law under the threat of dismissals, embezzling budget funds in especially large amounts, bypassing the tender procedures stipulated by laws."

The strike committee demands the president immediately intervene in the situation. The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and the prime minister have been asked "to immediately set up a commission to investigate abuse by the leadership of the Ministry of Health" and "to suspend Acting Health Minister Ulana Suprun and her deputies from work for the time of the investigation."

Committee members also insist that Suprun cancel an order that suspended Kateryna Amosova as rector of Bogomolets National Medical University and appointed Mykhailo Zakharash. What is more, the strikers want the KROK1 Stomatology integrated licensing exam to be immediately arranged.

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