Yushchenko will not approve alterations to state budget

18:32, 16 June 2009
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100 million hryvnyas should be spent on healthcare

At his press conference in Cherkasy President Victor Yushchenko expressed opinion that that additional 100 million hryvnyas that the Verkhovna Rada had added to its budget through changes to the state budget in 2009 should be instead directed into development of healthcare, particularly for such purposes as treatment and prevention of cancer, tuberculosis and other serious illnesses, according to the President`s press-office.

“I think for moral reasons we must give these 100 million to healthcare. Case may be that these 100 million are what Cherkasy region has been waiting for since 1992 to complete the construction of the Children`s Hospital", - President said.

President Yushchenko said that he will not approve the alterations to the budget and added that the decision to increase spending on the Parliament appears unexpected in the situation, when the country must use the resources rationally.

“I do not think that today this increase of funding is critically necessary”, - said Victor Yushchenko.

Beside that President Yushchenko expressed indignation about the Verkhovna Rada proposed decision to increase financing of foreign visits of the deputies by 3.5 million hryvnyas and reminded that due to financial and economic crisis in the state he himself canceled a third of his visits to save budgetary money.

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