16:51 15.07.2017

Lack of political will prevents adoption of medical reform in Ukraine

Lack of political will prevents adoption of medical reform in Ukraine

There was no political will for the adoption of a medical reform in Ukraine, Acting Minister of Health Ulana Suprun believes.

"Our team worked effectively to prepare the reform, but there was no political will to continue this at the top level," she told journalists in Kyiv.

"If the head of the parliamentary health committee does not even come to meetings where the bill is being prepared for second reading and does not sign the committee's ready conclusion, this cannot be called a mistake - it is simply a failure to fulfill her duties," Suprun noted.

According to the acting minister, she has not met and has not talked to head of the health committee Olha Bohomolets, but "many people tried but failed to get through to her on Wednesday."

Suprun earlier stated Bohomolets had refused to sign the positive conclusion of the Verkhovna Rada committee on bill No. 6327 on the medical reform, issued on July 12 after a two-day review.

Bohomolets, in turn, told Interfax-Ukraine that Suprun's statement is not true.

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