Budget funds for veterans' psychological rehabilitation sufficient – Ministry
The Ministry for Veterans, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine says sufficient funds have been laid down in its budget to provide psychological rehabilitation for war veterans and their families.
"We will determine which healthcare facilities will provide such services, and we will pay for them. The government has provided for this year sufficient funds for psychological rehabilitation services, which we will pay for really high-quality care," Minister Oksana Koliada, the Cabinet press service reports.
Koliada also spoke about a new approach, in particular in terms of providing housing for veterans, and called on veteran associations to set up their own projects and receive budget support for their implementation.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on January 13, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law to strengthen social protection of certain categories of persons with war-related disabilities.
The new legislation raises the level of social protection of all categories of participants in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) and people who partook in the implementation of measures to ensure national security and defense, in particular from among volunteers and participants in hostilities on foreign soil that are recognized as persons with war-related disabilities.
In particular, the law entitles them to free health care in facilities operated by the Ministry of Defense, Security Service, Foreign Intelligence Service, State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of the Ministry of the Interior, and other central executive bodies managing military units.